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Description: Gas Works, Offices with Railed Area, Depot and Adjoining Walls and Gate
Date Listed: 4 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 171691
OS Grid Reference: TR3833565457
OS Grid Coordinates: 638335, 165457
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3382, 1.4205
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RAMSGATE BOUNDARY ROAD
TR 3865 SW
9/62 Gas works, offices
with railed area,
depot and adjoin-
ing walls and gate
Gas works offices and depot with walls. Late C19. Red brick and cream-
coloured terracotta, with plain tiled roof. Two storeys and basement with
moulded string course, cornice and parapet, with parapet gables and stacks
to end left and to end right. Central projecting porch with octagonal
turret and leaded ogee dome. Five light mullioned and transomed window to
left, with coupled 2 light windows below, and large stair window, of 3
lights, the ground floor base sloping with the stairline. Five light to
right with 2 dividing panels, and picture window with top lights on ground
floor. Top storey of turret with label surround to door to balcony and
gantry with ornate wrought iron scrolled bracket-rails to large clock. Two
sashes in chamfered reveals on 1st floor, and double half-glazed doors on
ground floor, with rectangular fanlight in moulded Gibbs-style surround,
with ornate coat of arms in semi-circular panel over (part of the arches
and pendentives which transform the rectangular ground floor porch to the
semi-octagonal turret). Four moulded steps. All windows, door and
decorative surrounds and details executed in terracotta. Large basement
openings. Simple rails with scrolled uprights to steps and area. Depot
building adjoining to right in brown brick with red brick details, of 2
storeys, with pedimented gable with roundel, on 3 pilaster-buttresses. Two
wooden casements on 1st floor 2 semi-circular headed openings ground floor.
Right return (long side) and rear, whitewashed with irregular openings.
Wall to left (west) about 12 feet high, on plinth, with capped decorative
pilaster (in same style as depot building buttresses) and coping. Stepped
up 4 times to gateway, with simple iron gate and gate pier to west. Wall
returned to adjoin main block with passageway entrance.
Listing NGR: TR3833565457
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Source: English Heritage
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