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Remains of St James's Church, Dover

Description: Remains of St James's Church

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 June 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 177821

OS Grid Reference: TR3226141553
OS Grid Coordinates: 632261, 141553
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1261, 1.3179

Location: St James Street, Dover, Kent CT16 1QG

Locality: Dover
Local Authority: Dover District Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: CT16 1QG

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Listing Text

In the entry for:-

(East side)

1/15 Remains of St James's

GV 30.6.49 II

the address shall be amended to read:

1/15 Remains of St James's

GV 30.6.49 II


l. (East Side)
Remains of St James's
TR 3241 1/15 30.6.49.


Originally a Norman building but restored in tile C19. There is a Norman
zigzag arch and the side elevation, built of flints, has a blocked entrance
filled with Norman fragments. The rest of the church is of Caen stone, with
stone quoins. There is a Cl4 addition on the South side of the Nave which
was used until 185l as a Court house for the Chancery and Admiralty Courts
of the Cinque Ports, and for the Court of Lodemanage. The last Court of
Lodemanage was held by the Duke of Wellington here in 1851. The seat and
bench used by the Duke of Wellington and the Barons of the Cinque Ports have
been transferred to St Mary's Church. This building was not used as a church
since the middle of the C19 when the garrison Church in the Castle was restored.
The building was very badly damaged by shelling from the French coast during
the last war. AM.

Remains of St. James's Church and White Horse Inn form a group.

Listing NGR: TR3226141553

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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