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Tomb of Commander Charles Spencer Ricketts, Royal Navy

A Grade II* Listed Building in Queens Park, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5282 / 51°31'41"N

Longitude: -0.2215 / 0°13'17"W

OS Eastings: 523472

OS Northings: 182535

OS Grid: TQ234825

Mapcode National: GBR BD.GTC

Mapcode Global: VHGQR.3VSB

Entry Name: Tomb of Commander Charles Spencer Ricketts, Royal Navy

Listing Date: 7 November 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1080630

English Heritage Legacy ID: 203829

Location: Kensington and Chelsea, London, W10

County: London

District: Kensington and Chelsea

Electoral Ward/Division: Queens Park

Built-Up Area: Brent

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Michaell and All Angels Ladbroke Grove

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA

TQ 2382 NW HARROW ROAD W10
249/80/22 KENSAL GREEN CEMETERY

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

GV II*

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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