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Lamb House (Rye)

Lamb House is a historic house in Rye.

It is situated in West Street.

The house was built for the Lamb family, brewers and Mayors of Rye, in 1722, on the site of an earlier house.

George I spent his first three nights on English soil in Lamb House when he arrived from Hanover to begin his reign.

It is most famous as the home of American novelist Henry James, who fell in love with it in 1896. Two years later he bought it, and lived there until his death in 1916.

A later occupant was writer E. F. Benson.

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