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ellenkate

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Re: St Martin's Church Dover.
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2010, 20:56:18 »

The church pictured at top of this thread, which was converted into flats, and gutted by fire, is not St Martin's,
it is the Congregational Church, High St Dover. Here is a postcard of it:


St Martins Dover at present in use is in Church Road, off Elms Vale Road and of a much more modern design.

The OLD St Martin le Grand church stood near to the Market Square, Dover, and went out of use in the 1600s.

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Re: St Martin's Church Dover.
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2010, 08:03:31 »
According to yesterday's Dover Express it was St Columba's. Mind you, according to yesterday's Dover Express "Lidl built the store (no they didn't: MFI did) at the corner of Castle Street and Maison Dieu Road (no: Woolcomber St) but never occcupied it (yes they did, briefly). So it is just possible they've got it wrong...

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Re: St Martin's Church Dover.
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2010, 19:42:04 »
I've always known it as The United Reform Church. There is a St. Martin's at Church Road Maxton.
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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2008, 00:22:27 »
Marmalade,

You may be right. I went by the sign board outside but also online a St Martins is listed as being built in 1901 at this location. St Martins Priory is just behind or the remains thereof so its a bit of a guess.

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Re: St Martin's Church Dover.
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2008, 19:55:50 »
There was once a war memorial inside this church, and it no longer can be found. I think it was removed quite some time ago (ie before the conversion to flats began).

May I check the name of this church? I thought it was St Columba.

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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2008, 14:28:35 »
So long as there is no heat damage to the stonework it looks possible. There appeared to be some new timbers on the inside so maybe work has already started or they are just to shore up whats left of the roof.

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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2008, 22:09:49 »
Went past he church today, hasn't changed since the fire, hopefully it will get restored. 

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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2008, 23:32:46 »
The church cought fire when some one using a blow torch set fire to where they were working, sadly the fire took hold quickly and as you can see as they say, the rest is history.

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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2008, 20:44:52 »
It was re-developed, all the flats were completed and ready for sale. The fire destroyed the place on 22.09.07 the day before the official opening/viewing day.



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St Martin's Church Dover.
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2008, 20:34:51 »
St Martins built 1901 now looks like this - was pending development into flats.










 

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