PENINSULAR BARRACKS MONS BLOCK

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1095310
Date first listed:
11-Apr-1985
Statutory Address:
PENINSULAR BARRACKS MONS BLOCK, ROMSEY ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
PENINSULAR BARRACKS MONS BLOCK, ROMSEY ROAD

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

County:
Hampshire
District:
Winchester (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SU 47718 29555

Details

ROMSEY ROAD 1. 5241 SU 4729 NE 2/500 Peninsular Barracks Mons Block II G.V. 2. MILITARY HOSPITAL, now barracks. 1856. Walls red brick with grey headers; slated roof. Rectangular plan, 3 storeys. Central stair gives access to corridors behind north (front) elevation, from which open 6 wards on each upper floor. Latrine block to centre rear, extended later C19 when 2 others added to either side. Front (north) elevation 5:3:5 bays, centre breaking forward and treated as simple open pediment with circular vent. Central doorway with 6 panel flush door and side lights, united by fanlight with radial glazing bars under elliptical gauged arch. Sash windows with glazing bars, stone cills, gauged flat arched. Four large chimney stacks set behind ridge of shallow-pitch roof. One of the last military hospitals to be built in the aftermath of the Crimean War before the reforms advocated by Florence Nightingale. In 1858, the Barrack and Hospital Improvement Commission criticised its layout, ventilation and facilities. (Hampshire Chronicle, March-May 1856; Barrack and Hospital Improvement Commission, Interim Report on Barracks in the Portsmouth District (July 1858), ppl5-18).

Listing NGR: SU4771429457

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
144908
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Hampshire Chronicle' in April, (1856)
'Hampshire Chronicle' in May, (1856)
'Hampshire Chronicle' in March, (1856)
Other
Barrack and Hospital Improvement Commission, Interim Report on Barracks in the Portsmouth District, 1858,

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 19 Oct 2006
Reference: IOE01/15544/03
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Bruce S. Purvis. Source Historic England Archive
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