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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1101734



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

County: Kent

District: Thanet

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Ramsgate

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 04-Feb-1988

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 171739

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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

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Busson, C , Book of Ramsgate70 91

National Grid Reference: TR 38116 64922


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