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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1061114
English Heritage Legacy ID: 175585
Location: Lympne, Shepway, Kent, CT21
Civil Parish: Lympne
Traditional County: Kent
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent
TR 33 NW & SW LYMPNE ALDINGTON ROAD
3 & 6/9 Trojan staircase
about 26 metres
29.12.66 west-north-west of
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
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