TQ7036 : Finchcocks, Goudhurst, Kent

near to Kilndown, Kent, Great Britain

Finchcocks, Goudhurst, Kent
Finchcocks, Goudhurst, Kent
In 1970 Finchcocks was acquired by Richard Burnett, leading exponent of the early piano, and it now contains his magnificent collection of some eighty historical keyboard instruments: chamber organs, harpsichords, virginals, spinets and early pianos. About half of these are restored to full concert condition and are played whenever the house is open to the public. Finchcocks is a fine Georgian baroque manor noted for its outstanding brickwork, with a dramatic front elevation attributed to Thomas Archer. No architect is known for the house. Traditionally the design has been assigned to Thomas Archer on stylistic grounds and the execution to a local builder who fitted the plan as best he could to the main elevations. Named after the family who lived on the site in the 13th century, the present house was built in 1725 for barrister Edward Bathurst, kinsman to Earl Bathurst. Despite having changed hands many times, the house has undergone remarkably little alteration and retains most of its original features.
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Thursday, 10 April, 2003   (more nearby)
Saturday, 29 October, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 700 364 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:6.1442N 0:25.6481E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 701 364
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