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French House, Lympne

Description: French House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 175581

OS Grid Reference: TR1123234709
OS Grid Coordinates: 611232, 134709
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0728, 1.0139

Location: Aldington Road, Lympne, Kent CT21 4PA

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

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Listing Text

(South Side)

6/5 French House

House. C15 or early C16. Restored circa 1930 by H. Charlton Bradshaw
for Sir Philip Sassoon. Further restoration 1953 and 1985. Timber
framed, with rendered infilling. Plain tile roof. Wealden, with two
roughly equal-length hall bays and storeyed end bays. 2 storeys, on
stone plinth. Broadly-spaced close-studding. Tension braces to first
floor of left end bay. Arch braces to flying wall-plate. Later brace
to central tie-beams. Left end bay jettied to front, to gable end and
to rear on moulded dragon posts. Right end bay jettied to front and
gable end on plain dragon post. Hipped roof. Multiple brick ridge
stack to junction of hall and left end bay. Projecting stone stack, with
brick dressings and diagonally-set brick flues, to right gable end.
Irregular fenestration of 3 leaded casements; one 4-light wood mullion
window to left end bay, one broad 2-light window to left hall bay (above
a 3-light ground-floor metal casement), and one 2-light casement to right
end bay. Leaded French doors with 4-centred-arched wooden architrave to
right end of right hall bay. Ribbed door with similar architrave to rear
of left end of left hall bay. Long rear wing to right of circa 1930,
with stone ground floor, timber framed first flour and plain tile roof.
Interior not inspected. Said to have slipped several feet during landslide
in 1730s.

Listing NGR: TR1123234709

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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