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Goldenhurst, the Old House, Aldington

Description: Goldenhurst, the Old House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 November 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 181623

OS Grid Reference: TR0686234786
OS Grid Coordinates: 606862, 134786
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0751, 0.9516

Location: Gigger's Green Road, Aldington, Kent TN25 7BY

Locality: Aldington
Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN25 7BY

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Listing Text

(south side)
7/38 Goldenhurst,
the Old House
(formerly listed
as part of
House. C16 or earlier. Timber framed and exposed close studding with
plaster infill, and part clad with red brick. Plain tiled roof. Two
parallel ranges. The southern range of 1 storey and attic with hipped
roof and gablets, 3 hipped dormers and stack cluster to rear left, and
stacks to rear centre and rear right. Four light mullioned window
and hipped porch to right with boarded door. The rear range of 2
storeys with tile hanging, and pendant gable is the original house
range, the present entrance front a former barn, converted for Noel
Coward, who ran house, barn and adjoining cottage together as a single
dwelling 1927-30, now 2 houses (see Goldenhurst Manor). Coward lived
here 1926-56, his main residence outside London and Switzerland.
(See Present Indicative, 1937, N. Coward). 'Cavalcade' was written
here, 1931.

Listing NGR: TR0686234786

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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