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Latitude: 51.3326 / 51°19'57"N
Longitude: 1.4218 / 1°25'18"E
OS Eastings: 638455
OS Northings: 164837
OS Grid: TR384648
Mapcode National: GBR X0M.D8S
Mapcode Global: VHMCW.LRHT
Entry Name: Rock Gardens and Cascade
Listing Date: 4 February 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1336691
English Heritage Legacy ID: 171885
Location: Ramsgate, Thanet, Kent, CT11
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
RAMSGATE MADEIRA WALK
TR 3864 NW + 3864 NE
13+14/252 Rock gardens
Rock gardens and cascade. 1893. Pulhamite on mixed masonry. The rocks
form an artificial gorge through which Madeira Walk twists uphill a distance
of about 100 metres, ranging in height from about 3 feet high to about 12
feet on both sides of the road. The southern range, with an outlyer at the
top of Kent steps has openings for pedestrians and vehicles through short
tunnels to the rear courtyard of the National Westminster Bank (item 13/145 )
and other properties on Harbour Parade, the outer wall of this courtyard being
likewise of Pulhamite construction. The northern range includes a
balustrade running along the south side of Albion Hill, a distance of about
50 metres and terminating at the western end by a capped pier bearing Coats
of Arms (of the Cinque Ports, of Ramsgate etc.). Also in the northern range
is a cascade with a pond, all constructed in Pulhamite, and a dog-legged
flight of steps. The rock gardens and cascade were erected under the super-
vision of Borough Engineer W. A. Valon (and because of the cost of £60000 called
the "Ratepayer's Tears") at the same time as the construction of New Road
Royal Parade (item 13/356). (See Busson, Ramsgate, 110-11, see also Royal
Ramsgate, 1897, pp 19-26).
Listing NGR: TR3845564837
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