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Latitude: 51.3286 / 51°19'42"N
Longitude: 1.4113 / 1°24'40"E
OS Eastings: 637745
OS Northings: 164354
OS Grid: TR377643
Mapcode National: GBR X0L.PM0
Mapcode Global: VHMCW.DVYX
Plus Code: 9F338CH6+CG
Entry Name: West Cliff Lodge
Listing Date: 4 February 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1203233
English Heritage Legacy ID: 171999
Location: Ramsgate, Thanet, Kent, CT11
Civil Parish: Ramsgate
Built-Up Area: Ramsgate
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
RAMSGATE ST AUGUSTINE'S ROAD
TR 3764 SE
18/363 West Cliff Lodge
House. Early C19, remodelled early C20. Stock brick, rendered on main
elevations, with slate roof. Entrance front: 2 storeys, with plinth and
cornice and stacks to left and to right. Projecting single storey
irregular wings to right and projecting porch to left. Irregular
fenestration of glazing bar sashes in rusticated surrounds, with round
headed stair window in rusticated surround to right. Multi-panelled
door to left in porch in hollow moulded surround. Multi-panelled and
glazed door to centre with shell hood on entriched brackets. Garden
front: 2 storeys, with plinth and pedestals to 1st floor Ionic pilasters on
cornice, with frieze and cornice pedimented to left and to right. Parapet,
balustraded to centre with egg and tongued cornice and ball finials,
enriched, particularly with plaster panels of grazing horses. Four
glazing bar sashes on ground floor with tented verandah on moulded square
piers on moulded base wall with central steps. Conservatory and outbuildings
to left. The house was originally built by a Mr. Benson and known as
Royal Villa is shown on Collard & Hurst's 1822 map, later West Cliff Lodge,
the residence of the Earl of Darnley, and yet another of the houses used
by Princess Victoria in Ramsgate (see Busson, Ramsgate 109).
Listing NGR: TR3774564354
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