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Lympne Castle (Court Lodge) (Stutfall Castle)

  • Earlier Houses: There were a number of earlier buildings on, or near, the site of the current house, including the Roman fort of Portus Lemanis (sometimes called Stutfall Castle), monastic buildings of Lympne Abbey, and a castle built in in the 11th century for the archdeacons of Canterbury.

    House & Family History: During World War I the house served as a hospital for wounded Canadian soldiers; during World War II Lympne Castle became a British Army lookout station. In September of 1978 Paul McCartney recorded Wings’s seventh and final studio album, "Back to the Egg," at Lympne. In February of 2023 the castle was sold for £5.5 million, after which it underwent a restoration and opened as an event venue.

  • Architect: Robert Stodart Lorimer

    Date: 1907-12
    Designed: Alterations and additions

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  • Country Life: XXVIII, 682 plan, 1910.

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Current Seat / Home of: Stephen and Ann Mulholland; here since 2023.

    Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: F.J. Tennant, early 20th century. Henry Beecham, early 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Wedding & Event Venue

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 01303-533-533

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://lympnecastle.com/

    Historic Houses Member: No


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