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