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Monument details

HER Number:TR 36 SE 541
Type of record:Listed Building
Name:EAST PIER, NO 1 SLIPWAY, BOLLARDS AND VICTORIA OR DOVER STAIRS

Summary

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


Grid Reference:TR 38572 64706
Map Sheet:TR36SE
Parish:RAMSGATE, THANET, KENT

Monument Types

  • SITE (Post Medieval to Modern - 1730 AD to 1999 AD)
  • LIGHTHOUSE (Post Medieval to Modern - 1877 AD to 2009 AD)
  • PIER (Post Medieval to Modern - 1877 AD to 2009 AD)
  • WATCH HOUSE (Post Medieval to Modern - 1877 AD to 1938 AD)
  • GROYNE (Modern - 1908 AD to 1938 AD)
  • TIDE GAUGE (Modern - 1938 AD to 2009 AD)
Protected Status:Listed Building (II) 1086088: EAST PIER, NO 1 SLIPWAY, BOLLARDS AND VICTORIA OR DOVER STAIRS

Full description

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The following text is from the original listed building designation:
RAMSGATE ROYAL HARBOUR TR 36 SE + TR 3864 NW 3+ 13/345 East Pier, No. 1 Slipway, bollards 30.10.85 and Victoria or Dover Stairs GV II Harbour pier, slipway and bollards. Circa 1750 to 1792; built in part round the old pier. Later repairs. Thomas Preston, Harbour mason. Extension or advanced pier to south west c.1788, with Smeaton as designer and engineer: pier head repaired 1812-14 by John Rennie. Faced with granite; stepped granite to inner walls, roll moulded outer wall below parapet. Stone flag paving, largely covered now with C20 paving. Thirty eight painted granite bollards along inner wall. Radial pattern paving slabs at pier head. No. 1 slipway against east pier inner face is a Morton's Patent Slipway of 1838 with travelling cradle running on inclined rails above granite sets, originally steam operated. Victoria or Dover stairs of granite, 1831 against inner face of East pier. (See Busson, chap. 3; also Maritime Thanet, R.B. Matkin).
Listing NGR: TR3812864526

The extent of the slipway and the building at the top has been mapped from military aerial photographs taken in December 1941 [1] as part of the SE Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey. Both features are still currently visible (as of March 2010). The rectangular structure measures 15.4m by 10.5m and around 100m of the slipway is visible in the photograph.

The East Pier was recorded on the Ordnance Survey 1877 edition [2] and had a Patent Slipway, Watch House and Lamp upon it. These were still visible and had been joined by three landing stages on the Ordnance Survey 1898 edition [3]. All monuments were still recorded on the Ordnance Survey 1908 edition [4] a groyne was also visible. The Ordnance Survey 1938 edition [5] showed all the features to still exist and a Tide Gauge had been added to the pier. The groyne, watch house and a landing stage were absent on MasterMap dating to 2009 [6], however the rest of the features remained. The pier area was given a monument polygon during historic mapping enhancement as part of Phase 1 of the South East Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey.


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

<2> Ordnance Survey, 1858-73, Ordnance Survey 1:2500 1st Edition : 1872-1897, 1877/1:2500 (Map). SWX11831.

<3> Ordnance Survey, 1893-7, Ordnance Survey 1:2500 2nd edition : 1893-1898, 1898/1:2500 (Map). SWX11832.

<4> Ordnance Survey, 1905-10, Ordnance Survey 1:2500 3rd edition: 1901-1912, 1908/1:2500 (Map). SWX11833.

<5> Ordnance Survey, 1928-1947, Ordnance Survey 1:2500 4th edition 1928-1947, 1938/1:2500 (Map). Ske12644.

<6> 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.
<2>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1858-73. Ordnance Survey 1:2500 1st Edition : 1872-1897. 1:2500. 1877/1:2500.
<3>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1893-7. Ordnance Survey 1:2500 2nd edition : 1893-1898. 1:2500. 1898/1:2500.
<4>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1905-10. Ordnance Survey 1:2500 3rd edition: 1901-1912. 1:2500. 1908/1:2500.
<5>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1928-1947. Ordnance Survey 1:2500 4th edition 1928-1947. 1938/1:2500.
<6>Cartographic materials: Ordnance Survey. 2009. OS MasterMap. 2009/MasterMap.

Related records

TR 36 SE 752Part of: No.2 and No.3 Slipway Ramsgate Harbour (Monument)