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Royal Victoria Pavillion, Ramsgate

Description: Royal Victoria Pavillion

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 September 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 171780

OS Grid Reference: TR3861364770
OS Grid Coordinates: 638613, 164770
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3319, 1.4240

Location: 98 Harbour Parade, Ramsgate CT11 8LS

Locality: Ramsgate
Local Authority: Thanet District Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: CT11 8LS

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Listing Text

TR 3864 NE
(south side)
13.9.74 Royal Victoria
Concert hall and Assembly Rooms, now Casino. 1903 by S.D. Adshead,
built by F.G. Minter of Putney. Rendered with glazed and leaded roof,
ostensibly in the style of a Robert Adam orangery. Horizontally
rusticated ground floor, with polygonal pavillions to left and to right
with fluted Doric columned arcading (originally open, now infilled),
and projecting entrances to left (originally with a Dome) and to right,
now with glazed barrel roof. Continuous cast iron balustrade to 1st
floor; recessed central roof, curved with a top cornice, as if a giant
conservatory. Rear (seaward) elevation with covered arcade on iron
posts. Irregularly placed sashes and casements over whole elevation,
with C20 glazed doors to left in double Ionic columned porch, the fascia
still topped by large male and female figures which originally supported
a dome, but now lean precariously into space. Glazed doors to right
hand entry. Interior: altered and modernised. The commission was
given by Ramsgate Corporation to Adshead on the strength of his
entry for the Ramsgate Library Competition of 1902. The interior was
originally based on the Little Theatre at Versailles; the whole was
aimed as an exercise in the Adam style. Designed in 1 week, to be built
in 6 weeks in time for the 1903 season, Adshead considered he "completed
this building with some success" despite delays (Thanet District Council
preserve F.G. Minter's claims for non-payment of monies due by Ramsgate
Corporation during construction). (See Architectural History, 24, 81,

Listing NGR: TR3861364770

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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