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Pulhamite Caves

A Grade II Listed Building in Folkestone, Kent

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Latitude: 51.0753 / 51°4'31"N

Longitude: 1.1718 / 1°10'18"E

OS Eastings: 622285

OS Northings: 135452

OS Grid: TR222354

Mapcode National: GBR W21.H2W

Mapcode Global: FRA F6B8.Y2P

Entry Name: Pulhamite Caves

Listing Date: 10 October 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1389102

English Heritage Legacy ID: 486585

Location: Folkestone, Shepway, Kent, CT20

County: Kent

District: Shepway

Civil Parish: Folkestone

Built-Up Area: Folkestone

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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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 from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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