Goodnestone, Swale

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Not to be confused with Goodnestone, Dover.
Goodnestone
Goodnestone is located in Kent
Goodnestone
Goodnestone
 Goodnestone shown within Kent
Civil parish Goodnestone
District Swale
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
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Coordinates: 51°18′58″N 0°56′09″E / 51.316°N 0.9358°E / 51.316; 0.9358

Goodnestone is a village and civil parish east of Faversham in southeast England. It is mainly on the road 'Head Hill Road' towards Graveney.

Goodnestone Parish Church

History[edit]

The village was referred to in 1242 as "Godwineston", meaning "the farm or settlement of Godwin".[1] Edward Hasted refers to it in 1798 as 'Goodneston'.[2]

St Bartholomew's Church is an unspoilt Grade I listed, Norman church, built about 1100.[3] The church has not been used for regular worship since 1982, but in 1996 it was vested in the Churches Conservation Trust. It was extensively repaired in 1997, and in 2006 it was understood[1] to be still consecrated.

The other Grade II* listed building in the hamlet, is 'Goodnestone Court'.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b St. Bartholomew's Church, Goodnestone (Faversham)
  2. ^ Hasted, Edward (1798). "Parishes". The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent (Institute of Historical Research) 7: 28–38. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Church of St Bartholomew, Goodnestone, Graveney with Goodnestone". www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Goodnestone Court, Graveney with Goodnestone". www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 

External links[edit]

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