39 and 41 Strand Street Sandwich, Kent formerly known as Pilgrim's House) is a 14th to 16th-century timber framed Tudor building

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39 and 41 Strand Street Sandwich, Kent formerly known as Pilgrim's House) is a 14th to 16th-century timber framed Tudor building
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Dating from 1250, Harfleet House is one of the most impressive and imposing period homes within Sandwich, one of the historic Cinque Ports. Originally a wealthy Merchant’s House and now Grade II listed, it is a superb example of a medieval hall house, “among the best surviving medieval merchant houses in the whole of England”, with a small courtyard behind the front range and an undercroft (stone cellar) dating back to Norman times. It has a three-storey jettied front range and a hall behind. It is one of the best preserved buildings of its type remaining in England. Set in Strand Street in the historic town of Sandwich which has the longest row of timber framed houses in Europe and claims to be ‘the completest medieval town in England’, the house has been fully modernised inside by its present owners, whilst retaining many original features, including fine timber framing and beams throughout, with an amazing ‘king post’ vaulted ceiling upstairs and some charmingly uneven floors. There is a summer-house in the rear courtyard garden and an inner courtyard garden with seating, tree ferns and clipped bay trees.
Location: Strand Street, Sandwich, Kent, U.K.