Georgian architecture of Ramelton

Ramelton's main street extends in a slow curve along the river frontage from Bridge end on the west to the quays on the east. Bridge End is a "suburb" of Ramelton on the north bank of the river. This area is dominated by the curved and inclined approach to Ramelton Bridge.

The curved street is composed of a rich variety of house types including a formerly thatched terrace of houses. The Mall links directly into Gamble's Square. The river bounds the north side of this space. Terraces of two-storey houses form a firm street line to the south of the square. These properties have detailing such as stucco architraves; other elements of note are the large number of original shop fronts, the survival of original sash windows, the restrained use of elegant dormer windows and an array of chimney pots.

The Shore Road continues the riverside sweep that terminates at the Quay. The Shore road and the Quay were formerly the trading and merchandising heart of the town and consist of warehousing and storage type buildings opening onto the riverside quays.

A group of warehouses and yards on the Quay serve as one of the town's most enduring landmarks. Built on the site of Stewart's castle, this group of fine three-and four-storey warehouses is evocative of the town's industrial and maritime heritage.

Fig 1 The Mall

Fig 2 Gamble's Square

Fig 3 Rodger's shop

Fig 4 Bridge Street

Fig 5 Shore Road

Fig 6 The Quay

Fig 7 Car park area

Fig 8 Mill House


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