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Thanet (District Authority)
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TR 37644 64311


RAMSGATE ST. AUGUSTINE'S ROAD TR 3764 SE (South side) 18/368 The Grange 13.8.68 GV I House with chapel attached. 1843-4 by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin for himself, later alterations and additions by Edward Welby Pugin. Gault brick with black brick bands, stone dressings and slate roofs. Two storeys with attics. Irregular and picturesquely massed facades, illustrating Pugin's belief in expression of plan and function on elevation. Tripartite garden front has crest returned gable with 2 storey canted bow with casement windows, 2 light attic basement. Centre with 2 ground floor case windows, one first floor single and one 3 light window. Ground floor plinth, first floor string, simple boarded eaves and verges to gables. One 3 light dormer, one ridge stack. Three storey rectangular tower at east with battlemented parapet, single storey hipped roof projecting chapel beyond with one 2 light south and one 2 light west window. Projecting gable at west, addition by Edward Welby Pugin, forming his business room with external access. Plinth of dismantled conservatory. Highly irregular north front with glazed entrance corridor projection by Edward Welby Pugin replacing that at right angles to west connecting with original wicket gate entrance. Service wing at north west heightened by Edward Welby Pugin. Interior: hall with off-axis fireplace, stairs and gallery. Dining room with carved fireplace with brackets supporting large bresummer beam forming inglenook, a reference to the medieval hall-house plan. Two reception rooms with stencilled ceilings with mottoes and heraldry, 2 Pugin fireplaces, one with outer colonnette additions by Edward Welby Pugin, one with monograms and saints' emblems of the children. Chapel has early Minton tiles and Wailes glass with family portraits and patron saints. The house occupies a crucial place in the development of Cl9 domestic architecture, in planning and style (See BOE, Kent I, 1983 424-5; Dixon and Muthesius, Victorian Architecture, 48-9; St Augustine's Guide).

Listing NGR: TR3764264312


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Books and journals
Church of St Augustine Church Guide
Dixon, R, Muthesius, S, Victorian Architecture, (1978), 48-49
Newman, J, The Buildings of England: North East and East Kent, (1983)


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

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