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French House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lympne, Kent

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Latitude: 51.0728 / 51°4'22"N

Longitude: 1.0139 / 1°0'49"E

OS Eastings: 611232

OS Northings: 134709

OS Grid: TR112347

Mapcode National: GBR SZ5.R4W

Mapcode Global: FRA F608.W8Y

Plus Code: 9F3332F7+4G

Entry Name: French House

Listing Date: 29 December 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1344206

English Heritage Legacy ID: 175581

Location: Lympne, Folkestone and Hythe, Kent, CT21

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Lympne

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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(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

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