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West Cliff Lodge, Ramsgate

Description: West Cliff Lodge

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 171999

OS Grid Reference: TR3774564354
OS Grid Coordinates: 637745, 164354
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3286, 1.4113

Location: B2054, Margate, Kent CT11 9NY

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

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Listing Text

TR 3764 SE
(South side)
18/363 West Cliff Lodge
House. Early C19, remodelled early C20. Stock brick, rendered on main
elevations, with slate roof. Entrance front: 2 storeys, with plinth and
cornice and stacks to left and to right. Projecting single storey
irregular wings to right and projecting porch to left. Irregular
fenestration of glazing bar sashes in rusticated surrounds, with round
headed stair window in rusticated surround to right. Multi-panelled
door to left in porch in hollow moulded surround. Multi-panelled and
glazed door to centre with shell hood on entriched brackets. Garden
front: 2 storeys, with plinth and pedestals to 1st floor Ionic pilasters on
cornice, with frieze and cornice pedimented to left and to right. Parapet,
balustraded to centre with egg and tongued cornice and ball finials,
enriched, particularly with plaster panels of grazing horses. Four
glazing bar sashes on ground floor with tented verandah on moulded square
piers on moulded base wall with central steps. Conservatory and outbuildings
to left. The house was originally built by a Mr. Benson and known as
Royal Villa is shown on Collard & Hurst's 1822 map, later West Cliff Lodge,
the residence of the Earl of Darnley, and yet another of the houses used
by Princess Victoria in Ramsgate (see Busson, Ramsgate 109).

Listing NGR: TR3774564354

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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