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Trojan Staircase About 26 Metres West North West of Port Lympne

A Grade II Listed Building in Lympne, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0758 / 51°4'32"N

Longitude: 0.999 / 0°59'56"E

OS Eastings: 610178

OS Northings: 134997

OS Grid: TR101349

Mapcode National: GBR SZ5.FDL

Mapcode Global: FRA D6Z8.P10

Entry Name: Trojan Staircase About 26 Metres West North West of Port Lympne

Listing Date: 29 December 1966

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1061114

English Heritage Legacy ID: 175585

Location: Lympne, Shepway, Kent, CT21

County: Kent

District: Shepway

Civil Parish: Lympne

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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Listing Text


TR 33 NW & SW LYMPNE ALDINGTON ROAD
(South side)

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

GV II

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,
19.5.1923.)


Listing NGR: TR1061635255

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