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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: 1130016



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


District: City of Plymouth

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Non Civil Parish

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 09-Nov-1998

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 473230

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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-: 674).

Listing NGR: SX4712854850

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Devon, (1989), 674

National Grid Reference: SX4712854850


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