DiCamillo Companion
England

Foxwold

  • House & Family History: Foxwold was the home of Roland Pym (1911-2006), the noted theatre designer, landscape artist, muralist, and book illustrator (his 2004 book, "The Kentish Scene: Pages from the Brasted Diary," is a lovely compendium of his work and shows the influence of Rex Whistler).

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The House is surrounded by 205 acres of gardens laid out in 1912. The famous nude bathing scene from the 1986 film "A Room With a View" was filmed in the Estate woodland in a pond constructed for the movie. The woodland was badly damaged by the fierce storm of October 1987, during which the man-made pond was destroyed.

  • Title: Merchant Ivory's English Landscape: Rooms, Views, and Anglo-Saxon Attitudes
    Author: Pym, John
    Year Published: 1995
    Publisher: New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
    ISBN: 0810942755
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • "A Room With a View" (1986 - as Windy Corner, the Honeychurch family home).
  • Past Seat / Home of: John Pym, late 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No