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The West Pier, Bollards, Iron Crane and Fairleads, Ramsgate

Description: The West Pier, Bollards, Iron Crane and Fairleads

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 October 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 171982

OS Grid Reference: TR3826264349
OS Grid Coordinates: 638262, 164349
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3283, 1.4187

Location: Military Road, Margate, Kent CT11 9LQ

Locality: Ramsgate
Local Authority: Thanet District Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: CT11 9LQ

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Listing Text

TR 3864 SW
19.346 The West Pier,
bollards, iron
30.10.85 crane and

Harbour pier, bollards, iron crane post and fairleads. Mid to late C18.
West pier commenced c.1750 with design for wooden pier, replaced in stone.
Thomas Preston, Harbour mason; Smeaton consultant 1774, Harbour Engineer
1788 to c.1791; later repairs. Outer walls of stepped granite and coping
with stone parapet. Stone flag paving, largely covered with C20 tarmac.
Fifty granite bollards. painted, along inner edge of pier. Granite slab
paving set in radial pattern at pier head. Low coping at pier head with
inset iron pulleys or fairleads, used to guide boats into harbour. Vertical
iron crane post, erected 1815, the jib etc now lost. (See Busson, Cap.3;
Matkin, Maritime Thanet).

Listing NGR: TR3826264349

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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