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Royal Victoria Pavillion

A Grade II Listed Building in Ramsgate, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3319 / 51°19'54"N

Longitude: 1.424 / 1°25'26"E

OS Eastings: 638613

OS Northings: 164770

OS Grid: TR386647

Mapcode National: GBR X0M.DTH

Mapcode Global: VHMCW.MSN9

Entry Name: Royal Victoria Pavillion

Listing Date: 13 September 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1336672

English Heritage Legacy ID: 171780

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 HARBOUR PARADE
TR 3864 NE
(south side)
14/151
13.9.74 Royal Victoria
Pavillion
GV II
Concert hall and Assembly Rooms, now Casino. 1903 by S.D. Adshead,
built by F.G. Minter of Putney. Rendered with glazed and leaded roof,
ostensibly in the style of a Robert Adam orangery. Horizontally
rusticated ground floor, with polygonal pavillions to left and to right
with fluted Doric columned arcading (originally open, now infilled),
and projecting entrances to left (originally with a Dome) and to right,
now with glazed barrel roof. Continuous cast iron balustrade to 1st
floor; recessed central roof, curved with a top cornice, as if a giant
conservatory. Rear (seaward) elevation with covered arcade on iron
posts. Irregularly placed sashes and casements over whole elevation,
with C20 glazed doors to left in double Ionic columned porch, the fascia
still topped by large male and female figures which originally supported
a dome, but now lean precariously into space. Glazed doors to right
hand entry. Interior: altered and modernised. The commission was
given by Ramsgate Corporation to Adshead on the strength of his
entry for the Ramsgate Library Competition of 1902. The interior was
originally based on the Little Theatre at Versailles; the whole was
aimed as an exercise in the Adam style. Designed in 1 week, to be built
in 6 weeks in time for the 1903 season, Adshead considered he "completed
this building with some success" despite delays (Thanet District Council
preserve F.G. Minter's claims for non-payment of monies due by Ramsgate
Corporation during construction). (See Architectural History, 24, 81,
p.103

Listing NGR: TR3861364770

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