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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: TOMB OF COMMANDER CHARLES SPENCER RICKETTS, ROYAL NAVY

List entry Number: 1080630

Location

TOMB OF COMMANDER CHARLES SPENCER RICKETTS, ROYAL NAVY, HARROW ROAD W10

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityKensington and ChelseaLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 07-Nov-1984

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 203829

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History

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Details

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

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Meller, H, London Cemeteries, (1981)
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 17 Greater London

National Grid Reference: TQ 23472 82535

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