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Trojan Staircase About 26 Metres West North West of Port Lympne, Lympne

Description: Trojan Staircase About 26 Metres West North West of Port Lympne

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 175585

OS Grid Reference: TR1017834996
OS Grid Coordinates: 610178, 134996
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0758, 0.9990

Location: B2067, Lympne, Kent CT21 4PD

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

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Listing Text

(South side)

3 & 6/9 Trojan staircase
about 26 metres
29.12.66 west-north-west of
Port Lympne


Monumental flight of steps. Circa 1920 in a classical style, by Philip
Tilden for Sir Philip Sassoon. Stone. Broad flight of 125 shallow steps
up hillside, with stone terracing to each side. Lower stages of flight
flanked at intervals by 3 pairs of low, swagged stone plinths with convex
tops, and rams head to each corner. Towards top, steps flanked by
rusticated stone walls, the bases of twin Roman temples which were removed
on Sir Herbert Baker's advice soon after erection. Below each temple base, a
platform formerly containing a cistern, into which extend stone lion masks,
from Verona, spouted water. See also item 3 & 6/8 (Country Life Vol. LIII,

Listing NGR: TR1061635255

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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