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Location address: United Kingdom, Gravesham, Higham
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Gadshill Place, was the country home of Charles Dickens.
Dickens was visited at Gads Hill Place in 1857 by Danish author and poet Hans Christian Andersen. Other guests included Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Charles Allston Collins, Wilkie Collins, Marcus Stone, H.F. Chorley Percy Fitzgerald, John Leech, Alexander William Kinglake, William Powell Frith and Charles Fechter.
The house became Dickens’s country home until his death in 1870, when he died from a stroke on a couch in the dining room.
Gads Hill Place in Higham, Kent, sometimes spelt Gadshill Place and Gad’s Hill Place, was the country home of Charles Dickens, the most successful British author of the Victorian era. Today the building is the independent Gad’s Hill School.