CHURCH OF ST GEORGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1085430
Date first listed:
04-Feb-1988
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST GEORGE, BROAD STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST GEORGE, BROAD STREET

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

County:
Kent
District:
Thanet (District Authority)
Parish:
Ramsgate
National Grid Reference:
TR 38166 65212

Details

RAMSGATE BROAD STREET TR 3865 SW (east side) 9/64 Church of St George GV I Parish church. 1824-27, originally by Henry Hemsley, continued with alter- ations by H.E. Kendall. Interior restored 1884 by William White. White brick and stone dressings with slate roof. Nave with aisles, chancel with vestries, west tower with western porches to nave aisles. Pre-archaeological mixture of Gothic styles. Tall west tower of 2 stages with octagonal lantern connected by flying buttresses to parapet and pinnacles. Triple offset angle buttresses on moulded plinth, with string course. Two light belfry openings with crocketted ogee hoods, and traceried panels below containing clockfaces. Three light reticulated and perpendicular-mix west window. Western, south-west and north-west doors with perpendicular style panelling in massively crocketted ogee hoods, with stiffleaf capitals to attached columns (i.e. Early English style), with flights of steps, the western doorway especially grand with rails, footscrapers and swan-neck iron lamp standards. Gabled western porches with Perpendicular tracery (integral with doorways). Nave with triple lancet clerestory lights (i.e. C13 style) Geometric 2 light aisle windows (i.e. C14 style), offset buttresses on plinth, battlements and pinnacles to aisles and nave roof (i.e. C15 style). Shallow canted apse for chancel, with buttresses and battlements, with tall perpendicular style lights, octagonal flanking turrets and doubled chimney stacks, with low brick vestries at ground level (in part extensions of 1884). Interior: 8 bay nave arcades, with lofty moulded arches on clustered columns, with clerestory windows carried down by panelled bases on string course. Ribbed vaulted roof. Crocketted chancel arch with flanking panelled arches. Galleries to aisles with blind arcaded sides, on cast iron columns, with plastered roofs on moulded and braced cross beams. C19 fittings by White, early C20 chancel screen. Wall painting on west wall, From Darkness To Light, 1885 by Henry Weigall (a resident of Ramsgate - Southwood House). Stained glass 1961 by A.E. Buss. Cost of Church given as £32000 (Busson) or £23,034 (B.O.E.). £13000 given by church commissioners (£9000, B.O.E.), £3000 by citizens of Ramsgate, £1000 by Trinity House who used (and still use) the tower as a landmark (as was Holy Trinity Margate before destruction). Despite the mixing of styles (probably a result of the change of architects early on) and thin details, the building is well above the Georgian Gothick norm. (See B.O.E. Kent II 1983, 425-6; see also Busson, Ramsgate, 38, 40, 78 and 136.)



Listing NGR: TR3816765213

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
171693
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Busson, C , Book of Ramsgate38 40 78
Busson, C , Book of Ramsgate136
Newman, J, The Buildings of England: North East and East Kent, (1983), 425-426

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: 16 May 2006
Reference: IOE01/15627/30
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