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Monument details

HER Number:TR 36 SE 649
Type of record:Listed Building


Grade II listed building. Main construction periods 1730 to 1999.

Grid Reference:TR 38262 64349
Map Sheet:TR36SE

Monument Types

  • SITE (Post Medieval to Modern - 1730 AD to 1999 AD)
Protected Status:Listed Building (II) 1038294: THE WEST PIER, BOLLARDS, IRON CRANE AND FAIRLEADS

Full description

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The following text is from the original listed building designation:
RAMSGATE ROYAL HARBOUR TR 3864 SW 19.346 The West Pier, bollards, iron 30.10.85 crane and fairleads GV II
Harbour pier, bollards, iron crane post and fairleads. Mid to late C18. West pier commenced c.1750 with design for wooden pier, replaced in stone. Thomas Preston, Harbour mason; Smeaton consultant 1774, Harbour Engineer 1788 to c.1791; later repairs. Outer walls of stepped granite and coping with stone parapet. Stone flag paving, largely covered with C20 tarmac. Fifty granite bollards. painted, along inner edge of pier. Granite slab paving set in radial pattern at pier head. Low coping at pier head with inset iron pulleys or fairleads, used to guide boats into harbour. Vertical iron crane post, erected 1815, the jib etc now lost. (See Busson, Cap.3; Matkin, Maritime Thanet).
Listing NGR: TR3826264349

English Heritage, List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest (Map). SKE16160.

<1> Ordnance Survey, 1858-73, Ordnance Survey 1:2500 1st Edition : 1872-1897, 1877/1:2500 (Map). SWX11831.

<2> Ordnance Survey, 1928-1947, Ordnance Survey 1:2500 4th edition 1928-1947, 1938/1:2500 (Map). Ske12644.

<3> Ordnance Survey, 2009, OS MasterMap, 2009/MasterMap (Cartographic materials). SWX15710.

Sources and further reading

Cross-ref. Source description
---Map: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.
<1>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1858-73. Ordnance Survey 1:2500 1st Edition : 1872-1897. 1:2500. 1877/1:2500.
<2>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1928-1947. Ordnance Survey 1:2500 4th edition 1928-1947. 1938/1:2500.
<3>Cartographic materials: Ordnance Survey. 2009. OS MasterMap. 2009/MasterMap.

Related records

TR 36 SE 553Parent of: LIGHTHOUSE ON WEST PIER (Listed Building)