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Churchill House School with Railed Area, Ramsgate

Description: Churchill House School with Railed Area

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 August 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 172018

OS Grid Reference: TR3786664523
OS Grid Coordinates: 637866, 164523
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3300, 1.4131

Location: Spencer Square, Margate, Kent CT11 9EQ

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

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Listing Text

TR 3764 NE
(north side)
12/382 Nos. 40, 41 + 42
(Churchill House School)
with railed area
Terrace row, now school. Circa 1802, rebuilt or remodelled circa 1840.
Rendered with slate roof. Three storey and basement to main block, 4
storey end block to left. Four storey canted bay to left, each storey
with modillion cornices, the top storey rising above parapet level.
Canted oriel on 2nd Floor to right and 2 storey and basement canted bay
below, and to centre left, all with sashes, and French doors on first
floor with 2 central metal casements on 2nd floor. Tented verandah across
whole first floor, with simple scrolls to piers and Gothick panelled rails.
Two central doors of 6 raised and fielded panels the top 2 glazed, in
fluted surrounds, and boarded door to left in C20 single storey porch.
Simple rails to basement areas with urn finial principals. Left return
(to Royal Road); 4 storeys with irregularly spaced glass. Ionic pilasters
to cornice parapet and stacks to left. Three window bay section to right,
with only 1 space on 2nd and 2 spaces on 1st floors glazed. Shallow
4 storey bay to left with different storey levels to right hand section.
Half-glazed door in moulded surround to centre left, with different storey
levels to right hand section. Half-glazed door in moulded surround to
centre left. The facade treatment of pilaster and cornice runs over the
adjacent number 1 + 3 Royal Road, and is taken from the decorative motifs
of the rest of Royal Road (laid out 1827-36), and disguises the earlier
construction of these buildings, possibly still the 1802 structures built
for James Townley. See Busson 108-9.

Listing NGR: TR3786664523

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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