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St Dunstans Abbey School and Attached Road Frontage Walls

A Grade II* Listed Building in Plymouth, City of Plymouth

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Coordinates

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

Entry Name: St Dunstans Abbey School and Attached Road Frontage Walls

Listing Date: 1 May 1975

Last Amended: 9 November 1998

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386300

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473685

Location: Plymouth, PL1

County: City of Plymouth

Electoral Ward/Division: St Peter and the Waterfront

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

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Listing Text


PLYMOUTH

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)

GV II*

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-:
659).


Listing NGR: SX4687954927

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