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Description: Maida Gymnasium
Date Listed: 20 August 1979
English Heritage Building ID: 137880
OS Grid Reference: SU8629951392
OS Grid Coordinates: 486299, 151392
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2552, -0.7647
SU 85 SE
(South East side)
Gymnasium. c1890. Brick with slate roof Italianate style. Rectangular plan with end and central porches to E side. Single storey; 5-bay entrance gable and 19-bay sides. EXTERIOR: Entrance gable divided by pilaster strips into bays with tall corbels under the eaves, wider central bay with round-arched doorway with fanlight and double 6-pancl door and oculus above; sides articulated by thick buttresses with plinths, and round-arched metal-framed windows to sides and front. Small ridge vent to the middle. E side has 3 gabled porches, the central one with clasping pilasters and corbelled eaves and a blind round arch with mid C20 door, outer porches with hipped roofs and paired sunken round windows within flat-headed sunken panels; connected by mid C20 infill changing rooms. INTERIOR: wide roof of light-weight wide-span wrought-iron trusses with paired struts and curved ties. HISTORY: Part of the Marlborough Lines (1887-92), and modelled on Fox's Gym (qv), built as part of a national programme to improve the physical condition of soldiers through gymnastics. (Oldfield E A L: Army Gymnastic Staff. 1952-: 1-10; Childerhouse T: Military Aldershot, the first fifty years: London: 1990-).
Listing NGR: SU8596151712
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Source: English Heritage
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