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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1080630
English Heritage Legacy ID: 203829
Location: Kensington and Chelsea, London, W10
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
KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA
TQ 2382 NW HARROW ROAD W10
249/80/22 KENSAL GREEN CEMETERY
07-Nov-1984 Tomb of Commander Charles Spencer
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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