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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 Weather Forecast
No precipitation throughout the week, with temperatures rising to 24°C on Saturday.Partly cloudy until afternoon.Today's Forecast
10->220% 28% 5 mph
5:00 am 8:54 pmPartly cloudy until evening.Tuesday, May 23rd
11->216% 40% 8 mph
4:59 am 8:56 pmPartly cloudy throughout the day.Wednesday, May 24th
13->231% 42% 3 mph
4:58 am 8:57 pmPartly cloudy until evening.Thursday, May 25th
13->232% 25% 5 mph
4:57 am 8:58 pmClear throughout the day.Friday, May 26th
12->230% 0% 10 mph
4:56 am 9:00 pmMostly cloudy starting in the evening.Saturday, May 27th
13->240% 21% 12 mph
4:55 am 9:01 pmMostly cloudy until afternoon.Sunday, May 28th
13->230% 59% 6 mph
4:54 am 9:02 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Monday, May 29th
11->221% 80% 5 mph
4:53 am 9:03 pm
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