TQ4551 : The Walled Garden at Chartwell

taken 1 month ago, near to Crockham Hill, Kent, England

The Walled Garden at Chartwell
The Walled Garden at Chartwell
Chartwell was Winston and Clementine Churchill's home from 1924 to his death in 1965. It now comes under the National Trust and was first opened to the public in the summer of 1966.

Compared to earlier examples of walled gardens, such as those of the high Victorian era when they were especially popular, Chartwell's Walled Garden is relatively small. It was created after the Churchills moved into Chartwell at a time when such spaces were falling out of favour, due to the cost and labour required to maintain them. A plaque records that 'The greater part of this wall was built between the years 1925 and 1932 by Winston with his own hands.' Bricklaying had become one of his favourite pastimes which he often undertook with his younger daughters, Sarah and Mary. He was an efficient worker and could actually lay up to 90 bricks in an hour.

Due to the cost of maintenance, the Walled Garden was grassed over when Chartwell first opened to the public in 1966. It was restored in 2004.

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TQ4551, 450 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 24 October, 2023   (more nearby)
Thursday, 2 November, 2023
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4551 5139 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:14.5880N 0:4.9955E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4552 5138
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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