Ruins of St James' Church, Dover - Dover

Ruins of former church in public park. The church was virtually destroyed in the Second World War. The ruins have been kept as a commemorative monument to the people of Dover. Emergency propping of some elements have been carried out by Dover District Council. A condition report has been published.

Ruins of St James' Church, Dover - Dover
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: St James' Church
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1005151
  • Local Planning Authority: Dover
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Ruins of St James' Church
  • County: Kent
  • District / Borough: Dover
  • Parish: Dover
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Dover
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Ownership: Local authority
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument, LB grade II, part in CA

Contact Details

David John 01483 252036

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England