Goodnestone, Dover

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Not to be confused with Goodnestone, Swale.
Goodnestone Church, East Kent, UK.jpg
Goodnestone Church
Goodnestone is located in Kent
 Goodnestone shown within Kent
OS grid reference TR255545
District Dover
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Canterbury
Postcode district CT3
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Dover
List of places

Coordinates: 51°14′42″N 1°13′46″E / 51.2450°N 1.2295°E / 51.2450; 1.2295

Goodnestone is a village in the district of Dover, Kent, England.

Goodnestone Park near Sandwich[edit]

Main article: Goodnestone Park

Goodnestone Park is a stately home near the Canterbury–Sandwich village. It was built in 1704 by Brook Bridges, 1st Baronet. His grandson, Brook Bridges' daughter, Elizabeth, married Jane Austen's brother, and Austen visited them on the estate regularly.[1] Its gardens are open to the public from late March to early October, and on Sundays from mid-February.

Notable people[edit]

The ghost story writer M. R. James was born in Goodnestone Parsonage in 1862. His father, Herbert James, was curate at Goodnestone church.


  1. ^ Goodnestone Park Gardens

External links[edit]

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