Saving Sheerness Dockyard Church

5th Mar, 2024
Sheerness, London Docklands

Standing at the entrance to the working port of Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey, Dockyard Church, listed Grade II*, was completed in 1828 to the designs of the Admiralty Surveyor, George Ledwell Taylor. Badly damaged by fire on two occasions, first in 1881 and again in 2001, it was added to HE’s ‘at risk’ list. In 2016, however, the church was acquired by Swale Borough Council and transferred to the Sheerness Dockyard Preservation Trust. The trust then set about developing a £9.5m plan for its rescue, repair, and reuse. A total of £4.7m was secured from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, with the demand for match funding. Work was completed in May 2023. Will Palin, a Trustee of the Sheerness Dockyard Preservation Trust, will discuss this remarkable restoration and the winner of a 2023 Georgian Group Architectural Award.
Contact: The Georgian Society
Tel: 0207 529 8920
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