History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

The West Pier, Bollards, Iron Crane and Fairleads

A Grade II Listed Building in Ramsgate, Kent

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 51.3283 / 51°19'41"N

Longitude: 1.4187 / 1°25'7"E

OS Eastings: 638262

OS Northings: 164349

OS Grid: TR382643

Mapcode National: GBR X0L.RGQ

Mapcode Global: VHMCW.JWV3

Entry Name: The West Pier, Bollards, Iron Crane and Fairleads

Listing Date: 30 October 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1038294

English Heritage Legacy ID: 171982

Location: Ramsgate, Thanet, Kent, CT11

County: Kent

District: Thanet

Civil Parish: Ramsgate

Built-Up Area: Ramsgate

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Find accommodation in

Listing Text

TR 3864 SW
19.346 The West Pier,
bollards, iron
30.10.85 crane and

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

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

Selected Sources

Book cover links are generated automatically from the sources. They are not necessarily always correct, as book names at Amazon may not be quite the same as those used referenced in the text.

Source title links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.