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Tomb of Commander Charles Spencer Ricketts, Royal Navy, Kensington and Chelsea

Description: Tomb of Commander Charles Spencer Ricketts, Royal Navy

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 203829

OS Grid Reference: TQ2347282535
OS Grid Coordinates: 523472, 182535
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5282, -0.2215

Locality: Kensington and Chelsea
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: W10 4RA

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Listing Text



07-Nov-1984 Tomb of Commander Charles Spencer
Ricketts, RN


Tomb commemorating Commander Charles Spencer Ricketts, died 1867. Designed by William Burges. Portland stone canopied tomb with shafts of Peterhead granite, standing on colonnettes of Serpentine marble. Inner chest in form of a medieval bier, draped with a feigned heraldic awning with Union Jacks and enriched with mastic-filled inlay, standing on eight colonnettes. Outer canopy supported by eight ringed shafts with three trefoil-headed openings per side. Each gable is enriched with a relief of a woodewose, and terminates with a crocketed finial. Gargolye waterspouts. History: Ricketts was a naval officer who subsequently became a Buckinghamshire squire; tomb was erected by his daughter. See J. Mordaunt Crook, William Burges and the High Victorian Dream (1981), 227-8 and London Cemeteries Hugh Meller, plate 66.

Listing NGR: TQ2346782533

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Source: English Heritage

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