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Chartwell House had been built upon at least as early as the 16th century, when the estate had been called ‘Well Street’. Henry VIII is reputed to have stayed in the house during his courtship of Anne Boleyn at nearby Hever Castle. The original farmhouse was significantly enlarged and modified during the 19th century. It became, according to the National Trust, an example of ‘Victorian architecture at its least attractive, a ponderous red-brick country mansion of tile-hung gables and poky oriel windows’.
The estate derives its name from the well to the north of the house called ‘Chart Well’. The highest point of the estate is approximately 650 feet above sea level, and the house commands a spectacular view across the Weald of Kent.
Sir Winston Churchill owned and restored Chartwell House. The house has been preserved as it would have looked when Churchill owned it. Rooms are carefully decorated with memorabilia and gifts, the original furniture and books, as well as honours and medals that Churchill received.
Chartwell 7-day Weather Forecast
Light rain on Monday and next Friday, with temperatures bottoming out at 16°C on Monday.Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.Today's Forecast
7->182% 20% 4 mph
6:47 am 7:00 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Saturday, Sep 23rd
11->190% 87% 6 mph
6:48 am 6:57 pmLight rain overnight.Sunday, Sep 24th
12->216% 72% 8 mph
6:50 am 6:55 pmLight rain until afternoon.Monday, Sep 25th
13->1626% 94% 4 mph
6:51 am 6:53 pmClear throughout the day.Tuesday, Sep 26th
12->200% 6% 1 mph
6:53 am 6:51 pmPartly cloudy starting in the afternoon.Wednesday, Sep 27th
11->200% 22% 4 mph
6:55 am 6:48 pmOvercast throughout the day.Thursday, Sep 28th
12->210% 93% 5 mph
6:56 am 6:46 pmLight rain until afternoon.Friday, Sep 29th
13->1918% 86% 4 mph
6:58 am 6:44 pm
Photos from around the surrounding area