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Chapel in the Grounds of the Royal Victoria Hospital

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hound, Hampshire

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Latitude: 50.8666 / 50°51'59"N

Longitude: -1.3415 / 1°20'29"W

OS Eastings: 446434

OS Northings: 107665

OS Grid: SU464076

Mapcode National: GBR 88B.PMS

Mapcode Global: FRA 862T.36G

Plus Code: 9C2WVM85+M9

Entry Name: Chapel in the Grounds of the Royal Victoria Hospital

Listing Date: 9 April 1974

Last Amended: 14 February 1983

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1322694

English Heritage Legacy ID: 355011

Location: Royal Victoria Country Park, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO31

County: Hampshire

District: Eastleigh

Civil Parish: Hound

Built-Up Area: Hamble-le-Rice

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Hound St Edward the Confessor

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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Chapel in the grounds of
the Royal Victoria
(formerly listed as the
Chapel of The Royal
Victoria Hospital)
SU 40 NE 8/160 9.4.74


1856-63, by Mennie (War Department Surveyor). A large structure which once occupied
an axial position at the rear of the enormously long-fronted military hospital,
which faced Southampton Water. The hospital has been demolished, leaving the chapel
with an unfinished wall on its south-west side. Classical treatment of simple
rectangle with a tower making the former link to the main blocks. Eight bays to the
sides, divided by pilasters supporting a blind arcade, within which are round-headed
narrow windows; the Tuscan Order details are in stone, with keystones to the arcade,
and a granite plinth, main walling in red brick (Flemish bond).
North ("east-end") front of 1.3.1 windows, again with all the trimmings of a Roman
Tuscan Order, with the gable treated as a pediment.
The tower is massive, the square base rising above roof height; the ornamental upper
treatment starts with broaches, above which the tower becomes octagonal. Above a
cornice, the stone structure has stepped back walling, which then supports a
pavilion of open arches, within an architectural framework of keystone, architraves,
pilasters and entablature on brackets; above this is a cupola surmounted by a
classical finial.
The building retains its status of a Royal Chapel.

Listing NGR: SU4626309236

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