Grade-II listed former St Gabriel's convent gutted by fire in Woolton



A Grade-II listed former convent in Woolton has been destroyed after a blaze broke out at the historic building.
Firefighters were called to St Gabriel’s on Beaconsfield Road, which once housed a convent and children’s home, at around 6:30am on Wednesday morning after a local man raised the alarm.
John Roy, whose home backs on to St Gabriel’s, watched on as firefighters battled the flames, only for the top floor of the building to collapse.
He said: “We could see the top floor collapsing down, and there was tons of smoke and dust. When the fire fighters began putting it out there were... read more

 
28 September 2016 in Regional North West , Views: 56
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