Friday, 17 March 2017

Inside Granville tower in Ramsgate, graffiti, water tanks and the Otis Lift motor.

The tower on top of The Granville is one of the highest wosisnames in Ramsgate, I am not sure where the competition between St George’s, Kennedy, Trove would pan out.

The tower on the Granville was built to hold the water tanks for the various baths available in the spa there when it was an hotel. When it was first built it was a lot taller than it is now and the height was reduced in 1900, I guess this was to stop it from collapsing.

The tower was used as a wartime lookout – perhaps some of the graffiti certainly dates from WW2.

If you want to know more about the Granville I recommend coming to my bookshop on Ramsgate and browsing the two books about it, they are also available online at


Anyway here are some pictures of inside the tower.

For the dedicated followers of my bookshop, here is the link to the pictures of the books that went out on the shelves today

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