Published: 30th May 2019

Nine of Ramsgate’s historic buildings have been listed as part of the seaside town’s ‘Heritage Action Zone’. Ramsgate is one of 18 places to have been awarded Heritage Action Zone status by Historic England. The five-year project aims to help Ramsgate’s capitalise on its rich heritage and make it more attractive to residents, businesses, tourists and investors. Nine of Ramsgate’s historic gems – from a 1950s Festival of Britain fountain to an octagonal seafront newspaper kiosk and a former 19th century wine merchants – have been granted listed status by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on the advice of Historic England, in recognition of their historic, architectural and cultural importance. Duncan Wilson, Historic England’s Chief Executive, said: ‘Ramsgate, once a small fishing village, has a wonderfully rich and interesting maritime and seaside resort history that is woven into its buildings, streets and squares. ‘We’re delighted to … (To read the full article, subscribe below)