Cotchford Farm – The Death of Brian Jones

The pool at Cotchford Farm where Brian Jones was found dead at the bottom.

The pool at Cotchford Farm where Brian Jones was found dead at the bottom.

Cotchford Farm, Cotchford Lane, East Sussex, England.

On July 3, 1969, Rolling Stones guitarist, Brian Jones’ body was found face down in the bottom of the swimming pool at his house at Cotchford Farm. Officially ruled as “Death by misadventure” by the coroner, some have claimed that he was murdered by a handyman who was hired to do work on the grounds. Battling a drug addiction, Jones was 27 years old at the time and had been kicked out of the Rolling Stones just a month earlier.

The farm had once been owned by A.A. Milne, the creator of Winnie The Pooh.

Required Listening:

  1. Sympathy For The Devil
  2. Ruby Tuesday
  3. Time Is On My Side
  4. Under My Thumb
  5. Get Off Of My Cloud

 

Brian Jones at Cotchford Farm

Brian Jones at Cotchford Farm.

 

Cotchford Farm where Rolling Stone Brian Jones lived and was found dead in 1969.

Cotchford Farm where Rolling Stone Brian Jones lived and was found dead in 1969.

 

Aerial photo of Cotchford Farm where Rolling Stone Brian Jones lived and was found dead in 1969.

Aerial photo of Cotchford Farm where Rolling Stone Brian Jones lived and was found dead in 1969.

 

Map of Cotchford Farm

Map of Cotchford Farm.