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The Regency Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Ramsgate, Kent

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Latitude: 51.3289 / 51°19'44"N

Longitude: 1.4121 / 1°24'43"E

OS Eastings: 637798

OS Northings: 164395

OS Grid: TR377643

Mapcode National: GBR X0L.PTG

Mapcode Global: VHMCW.FVCM

Plus Code: 9F338CH6+HR

Entry Name: The Regency Hotel

Listing Date: 4 February 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1086093

English Heritage Legacy ID: 171998

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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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 03/06/2020

TR 3764 SE

ST AUGUSTINE'S ROAD (south side)
Royal Crescent (The Regency Hotel)

House row, now hotel. Started 1826 for James Townley. Entrance front (to St Augustine's Road) highly irregular, of many dates largely stock brick, being actually the rear of the Crescent, the main facade of which faces the sea, southwards. Along St Augustine's Road is a wall, about eight feet high, originally the rear wall of the various house plots. In this wall are several door openings, mostly blocked, round headed, of which four have heavily rusticated surrounds; C20 canopy to hotel entrance.

South front: rendered with slate roof. Four storeys and basement, the central section and end pavilions taller, and with attics. The treatment of the facade shows slight variations, reflecting the piecemeal construction of what were originally twenty separate houses. Pilaster strips to ground and first floors, supporting a plinth, with giant pilasters over to second and third floors, and with balustraded parapet.

Left hand pavilion and centrepiece with attic storey of six and seven windows respectively, right hand pavilion with balustrade and two flat roofed dormers. Large scrolled gable to right return. Double hipped and returned roofs to left hand pavilion. Stacks ranged left to right.

The original house units in the pavilions and centre piece of three bays, the ranges in between irregularly alternate two and three bays; a total frontage of forty-nine bays. Sashes, some with vertical glazing bars intact, to second and third floors, French windows throughout on first floor, with continuous verandah, returned to side elevations, with simple rails and heart shaped brackets. French windows also to ground floor, alternately with balconies and simple swept rails to flights of moulded marble steps, some replaced. Central doorway blocked. Sashes and irregularly occurring doors to basement.

Part of James Townley's large-scale plans to redevelop the barracks area west of Ramsgate, the crescent was planned to be twice its final length.

Listing NGR: TR3779064399

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