CHRIST CHURCH

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1086069
Date first listed:
04-Feb-1988
Statutory Address:
CHRIST CHURCH, VALE SQUARE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHRIST CHURCH, VALE SQUARE

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 37683 64689

Details

RAMSGATE VALE SQUARE TR 3764 NE (west side) 12/402 Christ Church GV II Parish church. 1846-7 by Sir George Gilbert Scott. Ragstone with slate roof and shingled spire. Nave with aisles, chancel with south chapel and north-eastern tower in Early English style. Continuous plinth with buttresses throughout. Three stage tower with corner buttresses and broach spire and with quatrefoil openings with clockface over. Paired lancets, some to nave with quatrefoils over. North, west and south gabled porches with hood-moulded arched doorways. Interior: high and broad, nave arcade of 4 bays with double chamfered arches on round piers, with roof of 3 crown posts. North aisle blocked and rendered with boarded central doorway, and double arched plank and stud door to west, and converted to vestry and parish rooms. Double chamfered chancel arch. Trussed rafter roofs to aisles, also with double chamfered arches to chapel and ground floor of tower. Chancel double chamfered arches to north and, on hollow chamfered octagonal responds, to south. Trussed rafter roofs throughout. Shafted and moulded reveals to chancel lancets. Fittings: trefoil headed arcaded reredos, the central 5 bays with triangular heads. Trefoil arcaded altar rails. Brass lecturn dated 1885. Pulpit, the base at least dated 1922, with stone coved base, arcaded sides and rail and marble colonettes and hand rail. Some mid C19 furnishings. Original tiled floors. The church was part of James Creed Eddel's scheme to develop Vale Square, the builders/developer was William Saxby, see item 12/389. (See Busson, Ramsgate, 127 to 128; B.O.E. Kent II, 1983, 425).



Listing NGR: TR3768364689

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
172038
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Busson, C , Book of Ramsgate127-128
Newman, J, The Buildings of England: North East and East Kent, (1983), 425

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 24 Feb 2003
Reference: IOE01/10148/07
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