St Annes Prep School – location

St Anne's Preparatory School, Wilbraham Road - the tall building opposite the lamp post
St Anne’s Preparatory School, Wilbraham Road – the tall building opposite the lamp post. Pictures by kind permission of Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives
St Anne's Prep School - Playing Fields. The tall building to the left of the picture is the Prep School
St Anne’s Prep School – Playing Fields. The tall building to the left of the picture is the Prep School

 

The school was located on Wilbraham Road at the Wilmslow Road end. It was a large Victorian villa in its own grounds with playing fields to the right. It was between Wellington Road and Chervil Street, both of which are residential streets. Today there is little sign that there was ever a building there, let alone a school. It has been demolished and replaced with a housing estate. The railway line that ran behind the playing fields is now a cycle track and the only remains I could see on a recent trip is part of the concrete fence that surrounded the fields has been incorporated into the house boundaries at the rear of the estate. There is a narrow footpath that runs from Wellington Road to Chervil Street

 

A view of the housing estate that is built on the old St Anne's playing fields. The grassy area may have been part of the fields
A view of the housing estate that is built on the old St Anne’s playing fields. The grassy area may have been part of the fields

 

 

 

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