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Townley House Mansion, Ramsgate

Description: Townley House Mansion

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 13 September 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 171722

OS Grid Reference: TR3799165337
OS Grid Coordinates: 637991, 165337
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3373, 1.4155

Location: Chatham Street, Margate, Kent CT11 7QA

Locality: Ramsgate
Local Authority: Thanet District Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: CT11 7QA

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Listing Text

TR 3765 SE
(west side)
8/93 Townley House
13.9.74 Mansion
House, now furniture showrooms 1792 by Mrs. Mary Townley. Rendered with
slate roof. Three storeys projecting central block and 2 storey wings,
on plinth, with rusticated ground floor, string course and cornice to
roof, with balustraded panelled parapet to wings. Stacks to left and to
right of centre block. Five bays to centre, 2 to each wing. Glazing bar
sashes throughout, of extra large size on ground floor of wings. Large
projecting 2 storey bow to centre, on 5 arches on Tuscan columns, with
balcony over whole bow, cornice and balustraded parapet. Central French
window on 1st floor, with Y-tracery fanlight, and deep niches left and
right with classical statues. Central glazed door with rectangular
fanlight. Interior: simple balustraded elliptical stair with open string.
Arched entrance passageway. Simple moulded cornices and skirting to main
rooms, with fine metal fittings to door. The house was designed and
lived in by Mary Townley, a pupil of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Townleys
were the leaders of late C18/early C19 Ramsgate Society, the house
receiving many distinguished and royal visitors. (See Bussan, Ramsgate,
68; see also Ramsgate Town Trail Guide).

Listing NGR: TR3799165337

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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