Chartwell

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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.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.
     
    7
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    18
       2%  20%   4 mph
      6:47 am    7:00 pm
    Saturday, Sep 23rd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    11
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    19
       0%  87%   6 mph
      6:48 am    6:57 pm

    Sunday, Sep 24th
     Light rain overnight.
     
    12
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    21
       6%  72%   8 mph
      6:50 am    6:55 pm
    Monday, Sep 25th
     Light rain until afternoon.
     
    13
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    16
       26%  94%   4 mph
      6:51 am    6:53 pm

    Tuesday, Sep 26th
     Clear throughout the day.
     
    12
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    20
       0%  6%   1 mph
      6:53 am    6:51 pm
    Wednesday, Sep 27th
     Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
     
    11
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    20
       0%  22%   4 mph
      6:55 am    6:48 pm

    Thursday, Sep 28th
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
    12
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    21
       0%  93%   5 mph
      6:56 am    6:46 pm
    Friday, Sep 29th
     Light rain until afternoon.
     
    13
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    19
       18%  86%   4 mph
      6:58 am    6:44 pm

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