TQ4745 : Hever Castle

taken 8 years ago, near to Hever, Kent, Great Britain

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Hever Castle
Hever Castle
Viewed from the East with some of the topiary bushes in the foreground
Hever Castle and Gardens

The castle began as a country house, built in the 13th century. From 1462 to 1539 it was the seat of the Boleyn, originally 'Bullen', family.

Anne Boleyn, the second queen consort of King Henry VIII of England, spent her early youth there, after her father, Thomas Boleyn had inherited it in 1505. He had been born there in 1477, and the castle passed to him upon the death of his father, Sir William Boleyn. It later came into the possession of King Henry's fourth wife, Anne of Cleves. In the 21st century the castle is a tourist attraction

The gardens were laid out between 1904 and 1906, designed by an architect (F L Pearson) and a nurseryman (J Cheale). A 38 acre lake was also made, dug by 800 workers over 2 years.

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TQ4745, 233 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Thursday, 27 June, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 29 June, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Park and Public Gardens 
Place (from Tags)
Hever Castle 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 47860 45149 [1m precision]
WGS84: 51:11.1870N 0:6.8598E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 47816 45125
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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