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Image Source: John Vigar

 

Today a large ruin stands as a reminder of the severe damage suffered by Dover in the Second World War. This is the remains of `Old` St James, a Norman cruciform flint church. Its west doorway is an exceptionally fine piece of twelfth century work, putting the west door of the present parish church of St Mary to shame. In the nineteenth century, instead of restoring the church, it was decided to build a new one a short distance away, although the old church was eventually kept in use. It was very badly bomb-damaged and not rebuilt. The `new` St James Church was repaired after the war, but in its turn was declared redundant and demolished.

 

 

Church Data

 

1851 Census Details

 

Seating Capacity: 770

Morning Attendance: 470

Afternoon Attendance: 470

Evening Attendance: No service

 

Architecture Details

 

Original Build Date/Architect: 1858 Talbot Bury

Restoration: Demolished after war damage

Second Restoration: -

 

Notes

 

Ruined

 

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