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Latitude: 50.3743 / 50°22'27"N
Longitude: -4.1547 / 4°9'16"W
OS Eastings: 246879
OS Northings: 54927
OS Grid: SX468549
Mapcode National: GBR R88.WL
Mapcode Global: FRA 2851.Z2Q
Plus Code: 9C2Q9RFW+P4
Entry Name: St Dunstans Abbey School and Attached Road Frontage Walls
Listing Date: 1 May 1975
Last Amended: 9 November 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1386300
English Heritage Legacy ID: 473685
Location: St. Peter and the Waterfront, 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
Tagged with: Architectural structure
SX4654NW NORTH ROAD WEST, Stonehouse
740-1/56/824 (North side)
01/05/75 St Dunstan's Abbey School and
attached road-frontage walls
(Formerly Listed as:
NORTH ROAD, Plymouth
St Dunstan's Abbey School)
Abbey school. 1850 by William Butterfield.
MATERIALS: Plymouth limestone rubble with yellow stone
dressings; dry slate roofs with exposed rafter ends and
crested clay ridge tiles; louvred triangular ventilators near
the ridge; half-hipped dormer windows breaking the eaves of
the main block; hipped roof to near-central wing; outbuilt
rubble lateral and gable stacks with dressed stone shafts,
some round, one octagonal.
STYLE: Gothic Revival.
PLAN: overall an F-shaped plan, the shaft of the F forming the
road frontage, a deep wing at right angles behind the
left-hand side and a shorter wing at right angles to rear
right of centre.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; long road-frontage elevation with tall
plinth and 2-bay gable end of cross wing on the left. Mostly
3-light windows with lancets, the dormered windows with
transoms; some lights with trefoil heads. Pointed-arched
doorway right of cross wing. Courtyard elevation of main block
has central semicircular entrance turret with porch roof
projection carried on moulded corbels. There are 2 pairs of
flanking 3-light dormers and similar dormers left of the wing.
There is a C20 conservatory in front of most of ground floor
and returning to the wing. Cross wing has similar detail to
its courtyard elevation but its opposite elevation facing
south-west has a series of 7 pairs of close-set lancets under
the eaves and 4 pairs of lancets to the ground floor. Right of
this is a single lancet to each floor and a small square
window to ground-floor right.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: tall rubble wall to road frontage;
blocked gateway to SW corner with 1 dressed stone pier with
squat pyramidal cap.
An outstanding example of Butterfield's work. See Pevsner for
further details of history.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-:
Listing NGR: SX4687954927
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