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I visited this place when I did the tower in another report and managed to sneak downstairs while the caretaker took a call this part of the building is abandoned and leads to the ramsgate tunnels, sadly bricked up as you will see in the photos:- Bit of history here:- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Granvi ... ,_Ramsgate On with the pics, this place underground and the redundant ballroom is stunning, the fireplace is solid marble which was boarded up incase it got nicked, they were going to do this up, but not sure now what has happened to it. Lots of stain glass with different towns on they are stunning this is where the main apartments are:- This the ballroom and is gorgeous:- This mural is stunning Now underground This last pic I know where it goes and the fella came back and wouldn't let me in there
The Granville Hotel was designed by Pugin, and is now apartments, Iv'e explored the abandoned part of the Granville Hotel, which I will put in a separate report, I was lucky enough on one of my regular walks along the beach to get chatting to a elderly gentleman who lives in a apartment in The Granville and he kindly showed me around, and told me that the Tower was a look-out post in WW2 for fires after bombs had been dropped on the town, he had a word with the caretaker and I got a invite to have a look. I had to climb up a 30ft ladder through a loft hatch holding onto a piece of rope attached to the old lift mechanism and was terrified, especially coming down but it was worth it for the views. Anyway enough said, enjoy the pics. This pic was taken before I went inside. There was a flat roof we climbed up to and looked up and saw this seagull giving us the eye, I found out why when we finally got up there, they had a nest up there so as I was taking pics we were getting bombed lol, it was hilarious. These lion statues are on the corners right at the top. The tower from the flat roof. The view from the top. Looking out over ramsgate harbour. The top of the chimneys, I luv this pic. Very unsafe floors in here. Some pics of the gravitti the fellas did back in ww2. Looking down the stairs of the tower. This was the look-out room where the gravitti was. A few random pics, it was a very tight space up there, but fantastic. Hope you enjoy the pics as much as I did being up there, big thanks to John and Eric for the invite, I could even see a plane at Manston we were that high up.