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Foxs Gymnasium

A Grade II Listed Building in Rushmoor, Hampshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2638 / 51°15'49"N

Longitude: -0.7556 / 0°45'20"W

OS Eastings: 486920

OS Northings: 152361

OS Grid: SU869523

Mapcode National: GBR D9L.MST

Mapcode Global: VHDXW.VHDJ

Entry Name: Foxs Gymnasium

Listing Date: 20 August 1979

Last Amended: 4 February 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1156234

English Heritage Legacy ID: 137883

Location: Rushmoor, Hampshire, GU11

County: Hampshire

District: Rushmoor

Town: Rushmoor

Electoral Ward/Division: St Mark's

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Aldershot St Michael the Archangel

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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Listing Text

ALDERSHOT
SU 85 SE
QUEEN'S AVENUE
(South East side)
991-0/2156
Fox's Gymnasium
20.8.79

GV II

Gymnasium. 1894, for Colonel Fox of the Army Gymnastic Staff; extended mid C20. Brick with slate roof. Rectangular plan with front office and N side changing rooms. EXTERIOR: single-storey; 5-bay gable and 19-bay sides. Gables have stepped corbelled brackets, and round-arched openings. Ends articulated by buttresses between sunken bays, the entrance gable has a porch with matching gable with round-arched entrance to recessed door, round-arched windows rising with the eaves, and a central oculus, the rear gable has 4 round-arched windows and a left-hand round-arched door. N side has end and central projecting gabled porches with clasping buttresses and eaves corbels, as the ends: the central porch has a round-arched doorway with splayed sides and double doors and small flanking lights beneath an oculus, end gables with 3 ground-floor and a first-floor Venetian window, and parapeted linking ranges with 6 round-arched windows; metal-framed windows. Opposite side articulated by deep buttresses, with small round-arched lights, with a central gabled porch. Front gable and rear end of N side have mid C20 single-storey extensions. Roof has large ridge lantern. INTERIOR: has front offices and side changing rooms, balcony to entrance end on cast-iron columns, and wide, light wrought-iron trusses with paired struts and curved bottom tie. HISTORY: built for the Army Gymnastic Staff, founded in 1860, as part of the rebuilding of the first temporary camps. The first of 3 similar gyms at Aldershot including the Maida Gym (qv), the second generation of army gyms, built to develop gymnastics to improve the condition of the soldiers. (Oldfield E A L: Army Gymnastic Staff- 1952-: 5; Childerhouse T: Military Aldershot, the first fifty years: London: 1990-).

Listing NGR: SU8596151712

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