TQ9175 : Dockyard Church, Bluetown, Sheerness

taken 13 years ago, near to Sheerness, Kent, Great Britain

Dockyard Church, Bluetown, Sheerness
Dockyard Church, Bluetown, Sheerness
This imposing neo-classical building seems to have suffered a fairly recent fire and is currently clad in scaffolding. History repeats itself, in the 1880s a contemporary report says "The H.M.Dockyard church caught fire. ... A gale was raging at the time. An hour or two before the outbreak of the fire the streets were almost deserted. A vessel was ashore on the Red Sands with men clinging to the rigging. The fire was possibly started by the heating apparatus, some sparks were blown under the slates and ignited the material there about 8.30 or 9pm. The Dockyard Chapel as it was called was on fire. The parapet crashed down at 11pm burying four men, one Pembroke Marsnew, was crushed to death." See also LinkExternal link and LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Saturday, 21 January, 2006   (more nearby)
Sunday, 22 January, 2006
Church (ruined)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 914 751 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:26.5784N 0:45.2167E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 914 751
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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