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Description: East Pier, No 1 Slipway, Bollards and Victoria or Dover Stairs
Date Listed: 30 October 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 171981
OS Grid Reference: TR3857264706
OS Grid Coordinates: 638572, 164706
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3314, 1.4234
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RAMSGATE ROYAL HARBOUR
TR 36 SE + TR 3864 NW
3+ 13/345 East Pier, No. 1
30.10.85 and Victoria or
Harbour pier, slipway and bollards. Circa 1750 to 1792; built in part round
the old pier. Later repairs. Thomas Preston, Harbour mason. Extension or
advanced pier to south west c.1788, with Smeaton as designer and engineer:
pier head repaired 1812-14 by John Rennie. Faced with granite; stepped
granite to inner walls, roll moulded outer wall below parapet. Stone flag
paving, largely covered now with C20 paving. Thirty eight painted granite
bollards along inner wall. Radial pattern paving slabs at pier head. No.
1 slipway against east pier inner face is a Morton's Patent Slipway of 1838
with travelling cradle running on inclined rails above granite sets,
originally steam operated. Victoria or Dover stairs of granite, 1831 against
inner face of East pier. (See Busson, chap. 3; also Maritime Thanet,
Listing NGR: TR3812864526
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Source: English Heritage
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