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Granville House The Granville, Ramsgate

Description: Granville House The Granville

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 October 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 172041

OS Grid Reference: TR3879765183
OS Grid Coordinates: 638797, 165183
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3356, 1.4269

Location: Ramsgate, opp Granville Theatre CT11 8DF

Locality: Ramsgate
Local Authority: Thanet District Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: CT11 8DF

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Listing Text

TR 3865 SE
(north side)
10/405 The Granville
(Granville House)
Hotel and flats. 1869 by and for Edward Welby Pugin, altered after 1873
and c.1900. Gothick revival, with later Neo-Georgian added details.
Stock brick and slate roof. Four storeys, attic and basement with
raised paved ground floor ballustraded. Tuscan colonnade and balcony,
buttresses to cornice and parapet with gable to right, 2 gabled half-
dormers and Mansard roof with 5 Queen Anne Style dormers and stacks to
left, centre and right. Arched recessed surround to casement in end
right gable. Tripartite sashes and French windows over 2 storey canted
bays, paired to centre left and centre right and single to right with iron
balconies, and paired segmentally headed sashes and French windows, with
balconies on 2nd floor. Pierced stone balcony to right on 3rd floor.
Tripartite full-height sashes and French windows on ground floor in
moulded and keyed surrounds, with large double panelled doors in 4th
bay from left, with traceried semi-circular fanlight marked by pediment
with cartouche in arcade. Cast iron grille with large openings to
basement. The whole facade was once symmetrical, an additional 2 bays
(with end gable) demolished at end left. The iron balconies and whole
of ground floor replaced the original Gothic style features
c.1900. Right return: the 1st 4 bays echo the front elevation, with
irregular 4 storeyed block behind, more "Lombardi" Gothic in style
with buttress-stacks (with cornices) rebated segmentally headed sashes,
brick bonding, Lombard frieze parapet, and terminal tower, now with
battlemented top stage, with circular vice , massive battered buttresses
and brick balcony at 2nd floor level, with rendered arched area over;
the adjacent block with Lions Rampant as finials bearing the Pugin motto:
En Avant. Interior: Tuscan columned entrance hall with panelling and
cornice and swagged fireplace all C18 classical in style, with turned
baluster stair in same style. Baronial style fireplace with engaged
columns in Banqueting Hall. Coffered ceiling. Developed by Pugin as
part of a general scheme on the Mount Albion House estate (see items in
Albert Road, Augusta Road and Victoria Parade), Pugin filed bankruptcy
in 1873 (£187,000 liabilities), Mr. Edmund Davis purchased and converted
from houses to Hotel, adding facilities (and possibly the whole of the
rear blocks, although still by Pugin). Badly damaged 1940 and partially
demolished since. (See Busson, Ramsgate, 107)

Listing NGR: TR3879765183

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Source: English Heritage

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