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Offline DaveTheTrain

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Re: Saint George's Church, Ramsgate, Kent.
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2011, 22:01:30 »
Scanning old photographs, this is the interiror of the St. Georges Chrurch, Ramsgate.  I also include the other side of the card, for interest.  I note that its 100 years old in a few months.




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Re: Saint George's Church, Ramsgate, Kent.
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2009, 19:27:19 »
Not normally open to the public you'll find the cleaning ladies there on Fridays 1030-1200.

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Saint George's Church, Ramsgate, Kent.
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2009, 12:29:07 »
One of few Georgian parish churches in Kent the need was borne out of the expansion of Ramsgate from the tiny fishing port of the parish of St Laurence since that medieval church came into being 700 years before.

Designed in the English Gothic style and made of brick and stone columns it was dedicated in 1827.
 


The tower is 136 feet tall and surmounted by an octagonal lantern financed by Trinity House as a navigational aid to shipping.





In the west porch is the War Shrine with a brass plaque bearing the names of those killed in the Great War and an RLC Roll Of Honour.





The ribbing in the roof is plaster stuck and nailed to the brick vaulting.





On the West wall above the gallery is an oil painting 'From Darkness to Light' by Henry Weigall in 1885. It was restored in 1926.



The altar in the North Aisle was recovered from the bombed St Mary's church in the second world war. Also in the North Aisle is a memorial to Old Boys of Chatham House School  killed in the Great War.





The Victory Chapel contains the 'Dunkirk Window' in remembrance of the evacuation and beneath is a container of sand recovered from the beach there. An RNLI flag was flown on the 'Prudential' during the evacuation. There are 78 names on a board commemorating those rescued by an Air Sea Rescue Launch which also contains insignia from the original uniforms. The statue of Madonna and Child is a half scale copy of the original by Michaelangelo in Bruge Cathedral produced by permission of King Albert of Brussels.









The Apse contains windows installed in 1961 to replace those destroyed during the Second World War and contain the Crucifixion and Ascension in the centre flanked by the four evangelists (upper lights) and four patron saints (lower lights). The design of the flowing vaulting on the roof here is reminiscent of Pugin's work and may be a later addition designed by him.





(notes taken from 'St George The Martyr also St Mary's and St Paul's Churches' by Brian Fagg 1977 available in the church).


 

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