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Description: Nos 4-44 with Railed Areas
Date Listed: 4 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 171997
OS Grid Reference: TR3783564509
OS Grid Coordinates: 637835, 164509
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3299, 1.4127
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RAMSGATE ROYAL ROAD
TR 3764 NE + TR 3764 SE
12 + 18/361 Nos. 4-44 (even
including No. 7
Terrace Row. 1826-1836. Stock brick, part rendered, with slate roof.
Three storeys, attic and basement, with area. Unified composition with
rusticated base, and strings to 1st and 2nd floors, Ionic pilasters to
slightly projecting terminal blocks (of 3 house-units each) and projecting
and pedimented centrepiece (4 house-units), with pilaster-strips supporting
cornice to roof with dormers and stacks ranged left to right along entire
length. Each house with 2 glazing bar sashes on 2nd floor, some with
replacement sashes, all with gauged heads. Two margin light French doors
with rectangular traceried fanlights on first floor, with continuous line
of tented verandahs on iron brackets, all with trellised piers and simple
rails. All 22 houses with ground floor bows, with 3 glazing bar or
replacement sashes separated by Ionic pilasters, each with panelled doors
to left with semi-circular fanlight, those at the left end of the terrace
with flights of steps decreasing in number uphill (to right). Margin light
or glazing bar sashes and half-glazed doors to basement. Spear head rails
to steps and basement Areas. End left house unit has no door to left of
bow, the entry being on the left return: 3 storeys with rusticated base and
Ionic pilaster quoins supporting cornice and gabled roof. Regular fenestra-
tion of 3 glazing bar sashes to first and second floors, and 2 with keyed
heads to ground floor, central panelled door and semi-circular fanlight in
keyed and moulded surround. Extended to left by 2 storeys and basement,
with cornice. Three glazing bar sashes each floor, with rendered and
moulded centrepiece. Single storey extension left with glazing bar sash.
This whole return block is No. 7 St Augustine's Road and is not separately
listed. There is no such composition at right return of main terrace
elevation. The terrace was part of the redevelopment of a cavalry barracks
after 1820 by James Townley, the area becoming Spencer Square, of which this
terrace forms the western side. Vincent van Gogh lived and taught French at
a private school at No. 6, April-June 1876, and a blue plaque on the house
records this. (See Busson, Ramsgate, 109)
Listing NGR: TR3786064458
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Source: English Heritage
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