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Peninsular Barracks Mons Block

A Grade II Listed Building in Winchester, Hampshire

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Latitude: 51.0634 / 51°3'48"N

Longitude: -1.3204 / 1°19'13"W

OS Eastings: 447718

OS Northings: 129556

OS Grid: SU477295

Mapcode National: GBR 861.8YZ

Mapcode Global: FRA 8639.RDX

Plus Code: 9C3W3M7H+8R

Entry Name: Peninsular Barracks Mons Block

Listing Date: 11 April 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1095310

English Heritage Legacy ID: 144908

Location: Winchester, Hampshire, SO23

County: Hampshire

Electoral Ward/Division: St Michael

Built-Up Area: Winchester

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Winchester St Lawrence with St Swithun-upon-Kingsgate

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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SU 4729 NE 2/500 Peninsular Barracks
Mons Block
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

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