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Belle Vue House Belle Vue House and Flats, Lympne

Description: Belle Vue House Belle Vue House and Flats

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 October 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 175580

OS Grid Reference: TR1098235196
OS Grid Coordinates: 610982, 135196
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0773, 1.0106

Location: Aldington Road, Lympne, Kent CT21 4LW

Locality: Lympne
Local Authority: Shepway District Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: CT21 4LW

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Listing Text

(North Side)

3/4 Belle-Vue House and
10.10.74 Flats (formerly
listed as Lympne
Country Club)


House, formerly Country Club, now house and flats. Early C18, possibly
with earlier core. Alterations and additions 1909. Front elevation
roughly coursed stone with brick window dressings to ground floor, red
brick with vitreous headers in a mixed bond toX first floor. Right return
elevation stone to ground floor, red brick in Flemish bond above. Plain
tile roof. 2 storeys on stone plinth. Right return elevation has brick
plat band and dentilled brick eaves cornice. Hipped roof, right hip
returning. Rear stacks to left and right. Central brick ridge stack and
2 gable end stacks to right. Irregular fenestration of 5 slightly-recessed
sashes; one 12-pane, one 8-pane, one wood mullion window comprising two
12-pane sashes, and two tripartite sashes. Similar ground-floor windows,
but 1909 bow windows under tripartite sashes. Splayed rectangular window
with 2 iron bars to left gable end (ground floor). Half-glazed door under
stack with moulded rounded hood on consoles and with panelled architrave.
Datestone 1706 over door (possibly re-set). Short rear return wing to
right, with panelled door of 1909 under Doric porch. Later rear range
parallel to front. C19 rear service wing to left. Doric colonnades of
1909 to garden front. Interior: partly inspected. Fragments of C18
cornice and panelling. Staggered butt-purlin roof. General Sir John
Moore lived here while in command of troops training at Shorncliffe Camp

Listing NGR: TR1098235196

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Source: English Heritage

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