The Leas Lift, including Waiting Rooms, Brake Houses and Railings, the Leas, Folkestone - Folkestone and Hythe

The Leas Lift is a very rare a cliff funicular railway built in 1885 to transport people between The Leas and the beach and promenade and is listed grade II*. It is not operational and a trust has been formed to carry out repairs to bring it back into use. Historic England is working closely with the trust as they develop their proposal and seek funding to carry out the work.

The Leas Lift, including Waiting Rooms, Brake Houses and Railings, the Leas, Folkestone - Folkestone and Hythe
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    The Leas Lift, Including Waiting Rooms, Pump Room, Lower Station Tanks, Track, Cars, Wheel Houses, Tank Room, Upper Station Tunnel And Railings
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1061185
    Local Planning Authority:
    Folkestone and Hythe
    Site Type:
    Transport > Lifting and winding structure

Location

    Building Name:
    The Leas Lift
    County:
    Kent
    District / Borough:
    Folkestone and Hythe
    Parish:
    Folkestone
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Folkestone and Hythe
    Region:
    London and South East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Vacant/not in use
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Ownership:
    Charity (heritage)
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade II*, CA