TR0634 : The Old House, Goldenhurst

taken 8 years ago, near to Bonnington, Kent, Great Britain

The Old House, Goldenhurst
The Old House, Goldenhurst
This Grade II listed building is on Gigger's Green Road.
The present entrance front is a former barn, it was converted for NoŽl
Coward, who converted the house, barn and adjoining cottage together into a single dwelling (in 1927-30). Since then it has been further converted into two houses, Old House and Goldenhurst Manor.
See LinkExternal link for more details on Goldenhurst Manor.
Noel Coward lived here 1926-56, his main residence outside London and Switzerland. 'Cavalcade' was written here,in 1931. See LinkExternal link for more details about Noel Coward.
See LinkExternal link for more details on Noel Coward's guests at Goldenhurst, including Ian Fleming (author of James Bond).
The house is now owned by Julian Clary (the comedian).
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Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Date Taken
Sunday, 17 October, 2010   (more nearby)
Monday, 25 October, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 068 347 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:4.4922N 0:57.0939E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TR 068 347
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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