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Courtstairs Chine, Ramsgate

Pgds 20080611 131019 Ramsgate Caustairs Chine Arch

Introduction

Courtstairs Chine is an ornamental walkway from the cliff top to the undercliff promenade, which was opened in 1926 by the Prince of Wales. It includes a rock garden made of Pulhamite stone.

A large quantity of artificial Pulham stone was imported to create this rock garden which provides a sheltered environment for Berberis, Buddleia, Deutzia, Colutea, Fuchsia, Olearia, Spartium and Tamarix: all hardy shrubs which are able to withstand a coastal situation.
Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Access contact details

This is a municipal site for general public use.

Owners

Thanet District Council,

PO Box 9, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent,, CT9 1XZ
History

Courtstairs Chine is situated at the western end of the Westcliff at Ramsgate. It was developed as an ornamental walkway from the cliff top to the under-cliff promenade and, as part of the St. Laurence complex, it was declared open by the Prince of Wales in 1926.

Period

Early 20th Century (1901-1932)

Features & Designations

Plant Environment

  • Rock Garden
  • Environment

Features

  • Walk
  • Pulhamite
Key Information

Type

Rock Garden

Purpose

Ornamental

Plant Environment

Rock Garden

Principal Building

Parks, Gardens And Urban Spaces

Period

Early 20th Century (1901-1932)

Survival

Extant

Open to the public

Yes

References

References

Contributors

  • Kent Gardens Trust