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Latitude: 51.2972 / 51°17'49"N
Longitude: -0.7496 / 0°44'58"W
OS Eastings: 487278
OS Northings: 156079
OS Grid: SU872560
Mapcode National: GBR D96.P8Y
Mapcode Global: VHDXP.YNLG
Entry Name: Abbey Church of St Michael
Listing Date: 28 January 1959
Last Amended: 9 June 1982
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1155639
English Heritage Legacy ID: 137848
Location: Rushmoor, Hampshire, GU14
Electoral Ward/Division: Empress
Built-Up Area: Farnborough
Traditional County: Hampshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire
Church of England Parish: Farnborough St Peter
Church of England Diocese: Guildford
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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