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Latitude: 50.3736 / 50°22'25"N
Longitude: -4.1512 / 4°9'4"W
OS Eastings: 247128
OS Northings: 54850
OS Grid: SX471548
Mapcode National: GBR R8V.V9
Mapcode Global: FRA 2861.SQC
Entry Name: St Boniface School
Listing Date: 9 November 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1130016
English Heritage Legacy ID: 473230
Location: Plymouth, PL1
County: City of Plymouth
Electoral Ward/Division: St Peter and the Waterfront
Parish: Non Civil Parish
Built-Up Area: Plymouth
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Plymouth St Peter and the Holy Apostles
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX4654 CECIL STREET, Stonehouse
740-1/57/722 (West side)
St Boniface School
Bishop's house, now a school. 1859, probably by JA Hansom,
enlarged 1899. Plymouth limestone rubble with limestone
dressings including string courses; steep dry slate roofs with
coped gables; rear gabled dormers breaking the eaves and
hipped dormers front and rear of original house; stone stacks
with some render: end stacks except for large outbuilt lateral
stack to rear of original part. Gothic Revival style. Large
irregular plan with cross wing to left of original part,
another wing right of porch, the 1899 part with deeper plan.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys plus attic to original part otherwise 2
storeys plus attic; irregular 11-bay front. Transomed 2-light
and 3-light mullioned windows to most of the front openings, a
few with transoms to rear, many with 4-centred arched lights;
relieving arches. Original house has embattled porch between
wings and 4-centred arched doorway plus sidelights. Wing right
of porch has 3-light windows to front, single lights to
returns, and the wing has a hipped roof with the ridge running
over a gabled dormer, the barge boards forming an ogee arch. 2
light windows to bay right of this and then there is a
recessed 2-storey bay at far right adjoining the S aisle of
the St Mary & St Boniface RC Cathedral, Wyndham Street West
(qv). This bay has large gable over 2-light window breaking
the eaves, over a 3-light window. 1899 part on the left has
3-light windows, the central bay breaking the eaves under a
gable with a cross finial.
INTERIOR: not inspected but likely to be of interest.
Prominently sited next to the RC Cathedral (qv).
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-:
Listing NGR: SX4712854850
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