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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.

Name: ABBEY CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL

List entry Number: 1155639

Location

ABBEY CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL, FARNBOROUGH ROAD

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

County District District Type Parish
HampshireRushmoorDistrict Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 28-Jan-1959

Date of most recent amendment: 09-Jun-1982

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 137848

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Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

FARNBOROUGH ROAD 1. 5238 Farnborough Abbey Church of St Michael (Formerly listed as Roman Catholic Church of St Michael) SU 8756 4/24 28.1.59 I 2. 1886-87. By G H A Destailleur. Built for the Empress Eugenie as a memorial to her husband Napoleon III, the crypt serving as a mausoleum, to house the remains of Napoleon III, the Prince Imperial, and the Empress Eugenie in granite sarcophagi. Late French Gothic in style, comprising an aisless nave, short transepts and apsidal east end, the crossing being surmounted by an octagonal tower, with copper dome capped by a lead covered domed turret. Fine ashlar stone walling, pinnacled buttresses, elaborate traceried parapet, projecting gargoyles. Central doorway is flanked by butresses rising to pinnacles with a circular window above with Flamboyant tracery, ending with a traceried panel. The east end has flying buttresses.

Listing NGR: SU8762456569

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National Grid Reference: SU 87278 56078

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