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Description: Abbey Church of St Michael
Date Listed: 28 January 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 137848
OS Grid Reference: SU8727856078
OS Grid Coordinates: 487278, 156078
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2972, -0.7496
Abbey Church of St
listed as Roman Catholic
Church of St Michael)
SU 8756 4/24 28.1.59
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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Source: English Heritage
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