Acrise Place

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Acrise Place
Acrise Place is located in Kent
Acrise Place
Location within Kent
General information
TypeCountry house
LocationAcrise, Folkestone and Hythe, Kent
Coordinates51°08′13″N 1°08′01″E / 51.13701°N 1.133729°E / 51.13701; 1.133729Coordinates: 51°08′13″N 1°08′01″E / 51.13701°N 1.133729°E / 51.13701; 1.133729

Acrise Place is a mainly 18th-century house located about 6 miles (9.6 km) north of Folkestone in the village of Acrise, Kent, England. It is a Grade II* listed building. [1]

It is a brick-built house dating from the 16th century, with modifications in 1671 and 1691, and which was restored in 1950s and 1987. There are two parallel ranges, a 16th century north-facing range and a 17th century south-facing range.

It was originally built by the Hamon family in the 16th century, but acquired in 1666 by the Papillon family, and passed down in that family for several generations. Two of the Papillon owners were Philip and David Papillon, father and son, who were both MPs for nearby Dover.

In 1850 the Papillons sold Acrise to William Mackinnon MP after whose death it was sold in 1908 to the Walney family, who occupied it until 1936. After standing empty for a time the house was used by the Army during the war and repurchased by the Papillons in 1946. The Folkestone Building Company purchased the property in 1986 and undertook a major programme of restoration of the main house. They also converted the 18th century stable blocks and ancillary buildings to exclusive residential units. The main house is now divided into two separate properties, Acrise Place and Acrise Court. [2]

The 18th-century stable block is a separately listed Grade II listed building. [3]


  1. ^ Historic England. "Acrise Place and Acrise Court (1250981)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Acrise Place, Acrise, England". Parks and Gardens UK. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Former Stables at Acrise Place (1263008)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 March 2018.

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