Joldwynds

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Joldwynds is a Grade II 'Moderne' House in Holmbury St Mary, Surrey, England. It was designed by architect Oliver Hill for Wilfred Greene, 1st Baron Greene. It has been a TV location in a number of episodes of the TV series Poirot and was Hill's first 'Moderne' commission before that of the Midland Hotel, Morecambe, Lancashire, which has also featured in Poirot.

Background[edit]

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Jolwynds was Hill's first plunge into modernism, all white, geometric shapes and open decks. However, as a structure it was viewed by the client as a bit of a disaster. The render failed and water dripped through the roof, leading the client to seek help from altnerative architects, but Hill was not put off the new style<ref>http://www.architecture.com/RIBA/Awards/RoyalGoldMedal/175Exhibition/SlippedThrough/OliverHill.aspx</ref>.

Poirot & Other Media Coverage[edit]

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Joldwynds was used as a location in two episodes of ITV's adaptation of Agatha Christie's Poirot, including Series 2, Episode 5 'The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim' from 1990. Mr Davenheim had vanished during a short walk from his country home, Joldwynds, to the village. Poirot investigates the disappearance without leaving his London flat. Joldwynds also appeared in Series 3, Episode 9 'The Theft of the Royal Ruby' as the country home of the Lacey family, hosting a Christmas house party at which a ruby is stolen from an Egyptian prince.

See Also In Chimni[edit]

Chimni Wiki Oliver Hill

ChimniWiki Is My House 'Art Deco'?

Chimni Wiki Homes Used In Poirot Episodes

Chimni Wiki Page: Homes Used As TV & Movie Locations


Other Interesting Sites[edit]

TV Locations http://www.tvlocations.net/davenheim.htm

Investigating Poirot http://investigatingpoirot.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/episode-by-episode-disappearance-of-mr.html

IMDB - 'Disappearance of Mr Davenheim' - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0676171/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

TV Locations http://www.tvlocations.net/royalruby.htm

IMDB - 'Theft Of The Royal Ruby' - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0676187/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

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