"Kemp Hall." Grove Ferry Things to Do Tip by planxty

Grove Ferry Things to Do: 12 reviews and 16 photos

  Kemp Hall, Westbere, Kent, UK.
by planxty

In a village full of such architectural gems, Kemp Hall must surely rank as one of the highlights.

Scholarly opinion is divided as to the origin of the place but is generally reckoned to date from around 1480, although it may be a continuance of an older, now lost, manor house. Either way, I can attest that in the 21st century it is impressive enough to make the casual visitor draw breath. Even to my completely untutored eye, the place appears to contain two distinct parts, and I am led to believe that most of the brick part of the building dates from the 17th or 18th centuries.

This is yet another example in the village of a wonderful building now in private ownership and acting as a private dwelling. I must admit, I really would love a look inside!

Address: Westbere Lane, Westbere, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 0HH
Directions: Right opposite Box and Little Gem Cottages in the main road through the village. On the left hand side as you come from the A28.

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  • Written Aug 25, 2009
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