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Water Tower of Ramsgate Water Works Including Area Railings, Gate Piers to West

A Grade II Listed Building in Ramsgate, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3336 / 51°20'1"N

Longitude: 1.4031 / 1°24'11"E

OS Eastings: 637148

OS Northings: 164891

OS Grid: TR371648

Mapcode National: GBR X0L.7K6

Mapcode Global: VHMCW.8RL0

Entry Name: Water Tower of Ramsgate Water Works Including Area Railings, Gate Piers to West

Listing Date: 4 February 1988

Last Amended: 17 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1203415

English Heritage Legacy ID: 172010

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

In the entry for
RAMSGATE SOUTHWOOD ROAD
(east side)
Water Tower of Ramsgate
Water Works

The address, grade and description shall be amended to read

TR 3764 NW Ramsgate SOUTHWOOD ROAD
(east side)
11/374 Water Tower of Ramsgate
Water Works including
area railings,
gate-piers to west
GV II

Water towe. Erected 1881, Stevenson + Valon, engineers. Red brick and
terracotta with cast iron water tank 80 feet by 50, 60 feet high. Corrugated
aspestos roof. Three storeys with tank on top. Five bay arcaded base, with
moulded cornice to lst floor, and a paired modillion eaves cornice. Two stage
tank with octagonal pattern rib-bracing. Ten bull's-eyes to 2nd floor, keyed,
with brick band joining them, with moulded aprons below. Ten round headed
cast-iron casements on 1st floor, keyed and moulded heads with cornice and
cill bands, and raised aprons below. Ground floor arcading with moulded
double order of keyed semi-circular arches, and keyed cast-iron casements.
Central double boarded doors with semi-circular cast-iron fanlight.
Plagues to left of door: Ramsgate Water Works
This Tower and Reservoir
erected 1887
Stevenson & Valon, Engineers.
(et al.).
The plaque to right bears the town shield and is inscribed Ramsgate
Improvement Commission. Rear elevation identical but central doorway 3 bay
return elevations.

Interior is divided into 5 bays by axial walls each with 3 arches on the
ground and first floors. The water tank is supported on closely-spaced iron
girders and covered by a roof with trusses in the form of lattice braced
girders. There is a hoist well through the floors at the centre and the
original staircase is against the rear wall. The pump to fill the can is now
situated outside the building but originally might have been inside in the
north west corner. The tank holdss 250,000 gallons.

Including front area wall, railings, gate-piers and gates to west. Circa
1881. Low stock birch wall and piers with rendered coping surmounted by
arnate cast-iron railings with twisted standards. The gateway of the centre
has a pair of octagonal cast iron gate-piers with moulded caps and double
gates of similar design to the railings.

Source Busson, Ramsgate, 38

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RAMSGATE SOUTHWOOD ROAD
TR 3764 NW
(east side)
11/374 Water Tower of Ramsgate
Water Works
GV II*

Water tower. Erected 1881, Stevenson + Valon, engineers. Red brick and
terracotta with cast iron water tank 80 feet by 50, 60 feet high. Three
storeys with tank on top. Five bay arcaded base, with moulded cornice to
1st floor, and paired medallion eaves cornice. Two stage tank with
octagonal pattern rib-bracing. Ten roundels to 2nd floor, keyed, with brick
band joining them, with moulded aprons below. Ten round headed metal
casements on 1st floor, keyed and moulded heads with cornice and cill bands,
and raised and fielded aprons below. Ground floor arcading with double
rebate and moulded and keyed semi-circular heads, and keyed metal casements.
Central double boarded doors with semi-circular metal fanlight.
Plaques to left of door: Ramsgate Water Works
This Tower and Reservoir
erected 1887
Stevenson & Valon, Engineers.
(et al.).

The plaque to right bears the town shield. Rear elevation identical with
3 bay return elevations. The water tank holds 250,000 gallons. Some
internal machinery reported still. (Busson, Ramsgate, 38 ).

Listing NGR: TR3714864891

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