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Description: Nos 1-23 West Cliff Terrace Inclusive, with Terracing to South
Date Listed: 13 August 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 171937
OS Grid Reference: TR3690564343
OS Grid Coordinates: 636905, 164343
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3288, 1.3992
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RAMSGATE PEGWELL ROAD
TR 3664 SE (south side)
16/303 West Cliff
13.8.68 terracing to
Terrace row. c 1840. Stock brick, part rendered with slate roof,
in Italianate style. Entrance front to Pegwell Road. Four storeys
and basements with plinth, moulded string course to 1st floor and
cornice to 3rd (attic) storey with cornice and parapet to end partitions
and to centre bays, both with massive scrolls. Stacks ranged from left
to right. The end partitions (of 2 bays each) and centre 12 bays with
round headed sashes on 3rd floor, otherwise sashes throughout in moulded
surrounds, with bracketted cornices and shell pediments on 1st floor.
Two window bays to each unit, 24 bays in all. Two storey porches to right
with one 3 storey to centre right and 3 storey porches to left with one
2 storey, all rendered on ground floor, mostly brick over, with cornices
to each stage, and with single or double sashes. Single storey porches
to central 6 units, with shell scroll cornices. Double 2 panelled doors
with elliptical fanlights in recessed pilastered and scrolled doorways,
with fluted Doric columns to central porches. Two storey addition to
end right (with single storey main porch) with pilaster quoins and half-
round windows and elliptically arcaded ground floor, now boarded in.
Blank window spaces with same details as main facade to left return.
Anthemion pattern rails to moulded steps and basement areas. Name:
West Cliff Terrace: inscribed as central raised parapet. Sea front:
continuous balustraded verandahs with French doors on ground and 1st
floors with balustraded balcony to 2nd floor, the verandahs in part
glazed to centre. Otherwise similar details as road front (including
scrolled parapet to centre and end partitions). Balustraded terraces
of brick and rendered across whole front with flint and brick piers,
and with steps leading down to gardens. Built as a speculative venture
(which never quite came off) for James Wire, Alderman of London. (See
Busson, Ramsgate, 133).
Listing NGR: TR3677864279
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Source: English Heritage
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