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Townley House Mansion

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ramsgate, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3373 / 51°20'14"N

Longitude: 1.4155 / 1°24'55"E

OS Eastings: 637991

OS Northings: 165337

OS Grid: TR379653

Mapcode National: GBR X0L.4PD

Mapcode Global: VHMCW.HN46

Plus Code: 9F338CP8+W5

Entry Name: Townley House Mansion

Listing Date: 13 September 1974

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1336642

English Heritage Legacy ID: 171722

Location: Ramsgate, Thanet, Kent, CT11

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Ramsgate

Built-Up Area: Ramsgate

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Description

RAMSGATE CHATHAM STREET
TR 3765 SE
(west side)
8/93 Townley House
13.9.74 Mansion
GV II*
House, now furniture showrooms 1792 by Mrs. Mary Townley. Rendered with
slate roof. Three storeys projecting central block and 2 storey wings,
on plinth, with rusticated ground floor, string course and cornice to
roof, with balustraded panelled parapet to wings. Stacks to left and to
right of centre block. Five bays to centre, 2 to each wing. Glazing bar
sashes throughout, of extra large size on ground floor of wings. Large
projecting 2 storey bow to centre, on 5 arches on Tuscan columns, with
balcony over whole bow, cornice and balustraded parapet. Central French
window on 1st floor, with Y-tracery fanlight, and deep niches left and
right with classical statues. Central glazed door with rectangular
fanlight. Interior: simple balustraded elliptical stair with open string.
Arched entrance passageway. Simple moulded cornices and skirting to main
rooms, with fine metal fittings to door. The house was designed and
lived in by Mary Townley, a pupil of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Townleys
were the leaders of late C18/early C19 Ramsgate Society, the house
receiving many distinguished and royal visitors. (See Bussan, Ramsgate,
68; see also Ramsgate Town Trail Guide).

Listing NGR: TR3799165337

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