Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1101734

Date first listed: 04-Feb-1988



Ordnance survey map of FIRE STATION
© Crown Copyright and database right 2019. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2019. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1101734 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 16-Jan-2019 at 10:50:18.



The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Kent

District: Thanet (District Authority)

Parish: Ramsgate

National Grid Reference: TR 38116 64922


Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


RAMSGATE EFFINGHAM STREET TR 3864 NW (west side) 13/110 Fire Station GV II Fire Station. Conversion and rebuild 1905 of early C18 house. Stock brick, rendered to main elevations, with slate roof. Double range with tower. Three storeys with rusticated ground floor, cill band, plat band to 2nd floor and modillion cornice parapet with stacks to left and to right. Three sashes on 2nd floor, 2 tripartite and central single sash on 1st floor, with only the upper leaves with glazing bars, and with incised keyed lintels over. Two large glazed metal carriage doors on ground floor with heavy cornices on double brackets. Central oval bronze dedication plaque in keyed surround, recording date of opening (17th October 1905) the Town Dignitaries of the time, and providing a fire bell (no longer there). Incised on the upper plat band: Ramsgate Fire Station. The house, called Effingham House was originally the house of Admiral William Fox (d.1810), with extensive grounds to rear (site of Clarendon House school and Ramsgate Library). Effingham street was throughout the C18 the most desirable residential street in Ramsgate, graced by nobility and notability, many of the finer houses still surviving. (Busson, Ramsgate, 91); see also map of Ramsgate, 1735, in Busson, p.70; see also Collard and Hurst, 1822).

Listing NGR: TR3811664922


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 171739

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
Busson, C , Book of Ramsgate70 91

End of official listing