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Description: The Regency Hotel
Date Listed: 4 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 171998
OS Grid Reference: TR3779864395
OS Grid Coordinates: 637798, 164395
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3289, 1.4121
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RAMSGATE ST AUGUSTINE'S ROAD
TR 3764 SE
18/362 Royal Cresent (The
House row, now hotel. Started 1826 for James Townley. Entrance front (to
St Augustine's Road) highly irregular, of many dates largely stock brick,
being actually the rear of the Crescent, the main facade of which faces the
sea, southwards. Along St Augustine's Road is a wall, about 8 feet high,
originally the rear wall of the various house plots. In this wall are
several door openings, mostly blocked, round headed, of which 4 have
heavily rusticated surrounds; C20 canopy to hotel entrance. South front:
rendered with slate roof. Four storeys and basement, the central section
and end pavillions taller, and with attics. The treatment of the facade
shows slight variations, reflecting the piecemeal construction of what were
originally 20 separate houses. Pilaster strips to ground and first floors,
supporting a plinth, with giant pilasters over to 2nd and 3rd floors, and
with balustraded parapet. Left hand pavillion and centrepiece with attic
storey of 6 and 7 windows respectively, right hand pavillion with balustrade
and 2 flat roofed dormers. Large scrolled gable to right return. Double
hipped and returned roofs to left hand pavillion. Stacks ranged left to
right. The original house units in the pavillions and centre piece of 3
bays, the ranges in between irregularly alternate 2 and 3 bays; a total
frontage of 49 bays. Sashes, some with vertical glazing bars intact, to
2nd and 3rd floors, French windows throughout on first floor, with continuous
verandah, returned to side elevations, with simple rails and heart shaped
brackets. French windows also to ground floor, alternately with balconies
and simple swept rails to flights of moulded marble steps, some replaced.
Central doorway blocked. Sashes and irregularly occurring doors to
basement. Part of James Townley's large-scale plans to redevelop the
barracks area west of Ramsgate, the crescent was planned to be twice its
final length. (See Busson, Book of Ramsgate, 109).
Listing NGR: TR3779064399
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Source: English Heritage
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