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Description: Nos 17-22 Inclusive, with Railed Areas
Date Listed: 4 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 171925
OS Grid Reference: TR3796664426
OS Grid Coordinates: 637966, 164426
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3291, 1.4145
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RAMSGATE THE PARAGON
TR 3764 SE
18/292 Nos. 17-22
Terrace row with public house. 1864, altered circa 1900. Stock brick,
in part rendered, with felt roof. South (seaward) elevation. 4 storeys
and basement with rusticated base, string courses, quoins and cornice
to hipped roof with 4 stacks. Ten cross-windows on top floor, with
rendered jambs. Five canted bays of 3 storeys and basement separated by
3 sashes with cornices and brackets, with continuous canted verandah
on 1st floor with pierced piers and bowed acanthus rails. Half-glazed
door to left with C20 surround and canopy. Two panelled doors to centre
with rectangular fanlights and cornice on consoles with 6 moulded steps
and simple rails to basement. Identical single doorway to right. West
elevation: 4 storeys, with attic. Rusticated ground floor, with moulded
string courses to each floor, quoins, rendered band to cornice to hipped
roof with stacks to left and centre rear. Pedimented dormer with
moulded oval panels to centre right. Ten bay front, spaced 3 bays, 3
wider bays, and 4 bays, reflecting original cartilage divisions. Cross
windows to top 2 floors, except below pedimented dormer, 5th bay from
right, with sashes. Three left hand windows on 2nd floor with cornices,
the other 7 windows with bracketted pediments. Full height sashes to
first floor with rendered surrounds and bowed acanthus balconies; left
end 3 bays with tented verandah with cast iron valancing, piers and
rails. Ground floor with continuous range of shop fronts circa 1900,
turning corner to south elevation, with plate glass windows and top
lights in 3 units, each with central double glazed doors. Main doors
to upper floors to centre right (below pedimented dormer) with double
panelled doors with rectangular fanlight, painted with name: Paragon
Mansions. Heavy cornice on brackets. Built 1864 the main corner block
was throughout C19 Mr. and Mrs. Rose's Boarding House (the subject of
a sketch by Vincent Van Gogh, 1876), altered c.1900 to accommodate shops
and Paragon Corner House restaurant, now public house and nightclub.
(See Busson, Ramsgate, p.109).
Listing NGR: TR3796664426
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Source: English Heritage
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