Roman Catholic Home for Female Penitents. Victoria Park Manchester
MANCHESTER - On Saturday afternoon a new (Roman) Catholic Home for Female Penitents was opened in Victoria Park by the Mayor of Manchester. The building, when fully completed, will accommodate 200 (?) inmates, but as yet accommodation has been provided for half that number. It is of domestic Gothic design and includes a chapel and a nunnery, besides the other necessary premises. The cost, without the furniture, will amount to £600. The architect is Mr W Nicholson of Manchester, and Mr Healy of Salford is the builder.[Building News 28 July 1871 Page 79]
Report of Rusholme local board suggests that the convent opened about June 1871
1877 RC Convent of the Good Shepherd Ashford Place/Clarence Road, Victoria Park
1879 New Home for Penitents (Sisters of the Good Shepherd) Victoria Park
Reference Building News 28 July 1871 Page 79
Reference The Builder 1871: Page 612.