Christ Church, Ramsgate
Description: Christ Church
Date Listed: 4 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 172038
OS Grid Reference: TR3768364689
OS Grid Coordinates: 637683, 164689
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3316, 1.4106
Location: Vale Square, Margate, Kent CT11 9DA
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RAMSGATE VALE SQUARE
TR 3764 NE
12/402 Christ Church
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
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