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Conservatory and Wall to Which It is Attached

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ramsgate, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.343 / 51°20'34"N

Longitude: 1.4338 / 1°26'1"E

OS Eastings: 639237

OS Northings: 166037

OS Grid: TR392660

Mapcode National: GBR X0F.P9N

Mapcode Global: VHMCW.SHVS

Entry Name: Conservatory and Wall to Which It is Attached

Listing Date: 15 February 1973

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1085336

English Heritage Legacy ID: 171864

Location: Ramsgate, Thanet, Kent, CT11

County: Kent

District: Thanet

Civil Parish: Ramsgate

Built-Up Area: Ramsgate

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text

RAMSGATE KING GEORGE VI
TR 36 NE
MEMORIAL PARK
1/231
15.2.73
Conservatory
and wall to
which it is
attached
GV II*
Conservatory and wall. Late C18,wall early C19 greenhouse re-erected here for
Sir Moses Montefiore. Cast iron structure with copper glazing bars all painted,
with scalloped glass panes. Brick wall. The wall, about 15 feet high
and crenellated and about 30 yards long, is the outside wall,
extended and heightened, of the courtyard (item 1/232 ). Joined to the
Lodge Cottages by a brick arch. The conservatory is built as a lean-to,
with segmental plan. Panelled base wall with long principal supports
on internal cast iron columns. Central double margin-light half-glazed
doors with side lights under pediment, with scrolled tracery. The
interior preserves not only the original structure, but also the benches,
supports and heating system. It is the finest feature of a complex of
buildings which represent the gates, lodges, staff cottages and stable/
service courtyard to the demolished East Cliff Lodge, built between
1794 and 1799 for Mr. Benjamen Bond Hopkins to the designs of a Mr.
Boncey of Margate. First rented by Sir Moses and Lady Judith
Montefiore in 1822, they purchased the house and grounds 1831 for £5500,
and was Sir Moses's permanent residence 1826 to 1885 (he died 100 years
old). The main house was demolished 1954. (See Busson, Ramsgate 107-
108; see also G. Wyatt, Sir Moses Montefiore and Ramsgate, p.3).

Listing NGR: TR3708065180

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