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Thanet (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TR 38507 64715


RAMSGATE ROYAL HARBOUR TR 3864 NW + TR 3864 NE 13 + 14/351 The Clock House II* GV Harbour Clock house. 1817. Design by Benjamen Wyatt and George Louch, altered by John Rennie. Ashlar with slate roof. Two storeys, with segmental 3 bay arcades to ground floor wings, plat band, cornice and parapet, with stacks to end left and end right. Central projecting tower with 2 storey arched opening, the band acting as imposts. Triglyph frieze and cornice to hipped roof with square clock turret with dentil cornice and open arcaded and balustraded belfry with weather vane. Three metal casements to each wing and central Diocletian window on 1st floor, tripartite glazing bar sashes on ground floor. Central panelled door and sidelights in round- headed surround. Boarded 2 storey doors in end elevations. Rear elevation identical to front, but without central Diocletian window. Interior: fine, simple interiors with trussed rafter roofs. Originally fitted with brass solar meridian line, stolen mid 1970's. Stone domed clock room in central tower. The changing upper floor levels indicate that Wyatt's original design was for single storey wings - Rennie added the upper floors. Now a museum and R.N.L.I. station, formerly a store house and offices. (Busson Cap.3; Matkin Maritime Thanet; Maritime Museum Guide).

Listing NGR: TR3850764715


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Books and journals
Busson, C , Book of Ramsgate
Matkin, R B, Maritime Thanet, (1982)
Ramsgate Maritime Museum Guide,


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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Date: 18 Jan 2003
Reference: IOE01/09631/35
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