News from the World of Rock Star Real Estate Transactions

When The Verve finally hit it big in the late 90s, singer Richard Ashcroft took some of his money and plunked £500,000 into a country estate called Taynton House, a 17th century house set on an expansive property that came complete with wandering peacocks, a secret garden, an ornamental pond and, er, a bull ring.

He still lives there with wife Kate (she of Spiritualized), but he’s feeling a little cramped, apparently.

The estate also features a lodge that’s seen better days.  Richard wants to tear it down and build a slightly larger and more contemporary structure. Naturally, the local conservationists are up in arms about this.

Read more at the Gloucester Citizen.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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