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Pulhamite Caves, Folkestone

Description: Pulhamite Caves

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 October 2000
English Heritage Building ID: 486585

OS Grid Reference: TR2228535452
OS Grid Coordinates: 622285, 135452
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0753, 1.1718

Location: The Leas, Folkestone, Kent CT20 2EJ

Locality: Folkestone
Local Authority: Shepway District Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: CT20 2EJ

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Listing Text

737/10/10012 Pulhamite Caves

Artificial rock face. Built in 1921 to provide an easy ornamental walk without steps or steep slopes between the Upper and Lower Leas at Folkestone. Built of Pulhamite, an artificial stone, on a base of burr bricks and aggregate about 50 metres high and 50 metres wide. It comprises a zigzag path linked by Pulhamite features including seating bays with wooden benches and planting bays and includes a Pulhamite Rock arch about 8 feet high and 8 feet wide, a cave of about the same dimensions with seating, a grotto of three linked caves, the end one supported on a thin vertical rock, and a much larger cave about 30 feet by 20 feet with two openings. One of its purposes was to provide employment after the First World War.

Listing NGR: TR2228535452

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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