In the novel They do it with Mirrors, Stonygates is the home of Carrie Louise Serrocold. At the time of the novel, her third husband, Lewis Serrocold, had converted it into a reform institution for juvenile delinquents. Stonygates was a vast building which was built in Victorian Gothic style. It was described as "a kind of temple to Plutocracy". Various owners had added wings and outbuildings which had "robbed the structure as a whole of anv cohesion or purpose".
The nearest station to Stonygates was Market Kindle.