The Granville Hotel, by E. W. Pugin

The Granville Hotel, Ramsgate, by Edward Welby Pugin (1834-1875). c. 1868-70 (different sources give different dates; the government listing has "1873 or 1883"). Yellow stock brick with stone dressings, and a rather grand, pillared and glazed verandah along the road frontage (not Pugin's however — this was a later addition during a make-over of 1900, by the London architect Horace Field). The Granville was originally built as a terrace, and was then converted into a "celebrated hotel" (Blaker, site no. 4). John Newman calls it "gargantuan" and says it is "really a monstrosity, even now that its monstrous striped Lombardic tower has been truncated" (429). But it was Grade II listed in 1988, and is now being restored.

Photograph and text by Jacqueline Banerjee, with thanks to Catriona Blaker for her information about the work of Horace Field. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]


Blaker, Catriona. The Pugins: A Ramsgate Town Trail. 2nd ed. The Pugin Society, 2009.

Newman, John. North East and East Kent (Pevsner Architectural Guides: The Buildings of England). 3rd ed. London: Penguin, 1983.

"Granville Terrace, Ramsgate." British Listed Buildings site. Web. 6 Dec. 2010.

Last modified 6 December 2010