Goodnestone, Swale

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Goodnestone is located in Kent
Location within Kent
Population490 {2011 Census}[1]
Civil parish
  • Graveney with Goodnestone
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townFaversham
Postcode districtME13
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
List of places
51°18′58″N 0°56′09″E / 51.316°N 0.9358°E / 51.316; 0.9358Coordinates: 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 in the Swale district of Kent, England. The civil parish is called Graveney with Goodnestone. The village is mainly on the road 'Head Hill Road' towards Graveney.


Goodnestone Parish Church

The village was referred to in 1242 as "Godwineston", meaning "the farm or settlement of Godwin".[2] Edward Hasted refers to it in 1798 as 'Goodneston'.[3]

St Bartholomew's Church is an unspoilt Grade I listed, Norman church, built about 1100.[4] 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[2] to be still consecrated.

The other Grade II* listed building in the hamlet, is 'Goodnestone Court'.[5]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  2. ^ a b "St. Bartholomew's Church, Goodnestone (Faversham)" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2006.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Church of St Bartholomew, Goodnestone, Graveney with Goodnestone". Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Goodnestone Court, Graveney with Goodnestone". Retrieved 20 February 2014.

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