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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1125371



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Milton Keynes

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Stony Stratford

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 12-Oct-1954

Date of most recent amendment: 28-Oct-1976

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 45542

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1. 5135 HIGH STREET (North East Side) Stony Stratford ------------------ Former St Anthony's Franciscan Preparatory School [Part was previously listed 12.10.54. as Mr Fegan's Homes] SP 7840 1/93


2. Consists of a large chapel with wings extending from transepts. The south-east transept wing meets a range at right angles to the street front of 4 houses and forms a quadrangle. Founded as St Paul's School in 1863 and enlarged since. From 1900 it became one of 'Mr Fegan's Homes' for Orphans and was latterly a Franciscan Preparatory school. Chapel: attributed to Goldie and Child [George Goldie] by Persuer circa 1860-70. large abbatial-type church with uninterrupted tiled roof. Rock faced rubble with brick quoins, dressings and modillion cornice. 4 bay nave with buttresses, transepts and apsed chancel. Low narthex to south-vest. Pointed windows. Main emphasis to south-west where a string course is stepped up and pointed to form a label over a large rose containing smaller circles. The apse is unlit, decorated with blind brick arcading in 2 series below the eaves, and 5 buttresses. The interior is aisless with a barrel vault on corbelled corinthian columns. The rest of the buildings are also tiled, and, except for the street front, of rock faced rubble with brick dressings. Gate Tower: to right of chapel. 3 storeys. Crow stepped gable above giant pointed arch containing the entrance, a 3 light oriel on the 1st floor, and 2 pointed windows on the 2nd floor. Turret: to right of gate tower projects from building. Octagonal with belfry stage and steeple. Statue of St Anthony over double doors to right. Other buildings in the Quadrangle and to north-west of Chapel are of 2 storeys with attics. Half hipped dormers to quadrangle, and having bargeboards and finials to north-west. Mainly pointed windows, some cusped in the quad, mostly joined under relieving arches. North-west wing of 7 bays separated by butresses. North-east corner has a stair turret with belfry stage and pointed roof. Street front: circa 1860s-80s incorporating earlier buildings. 4 three storey houses, the end house to south-east to be described separately. High pitched tiled roofs, with banded colours on house to north-west. Moulded cornice. Irregular ashlar fronts, brick chimney stack. Moulded kneeler to verge at north-west end. 2 gabled dormers on house at north-west end, and 3 on house to south-east 4+2+3 windows, 2 light sashes except for 3 light windows on ground and 1st floors to house to left of south-east end house. Windows set in moulded reveals and have stone mullions and keyed heads. House to north-west has triangular light and the next house a pointed arched light above doors. No door to 3rd house from north-west. The dated sundial mentioned in the previous list now gone. Adjacent to house at north-west end is an arched entrance of 2 orders with a panel above. The end house to the south-east has been recently reduced by 1 window and rendered with incised coursing. Low pitched slate roof. 2 windows, glazing bar sashes. Triangular light over door. Brick built at rear.

The former St Anthony's Franciscan Preparatory School and the low street wall in front form a separate group.

Listing NGR: SP7852240711

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National Grid Reference: SP 78522 40711


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