Hever Castle

Kent, England

City/Town/Village: Harbrough
County: Kent
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1868, 0.113932


Privately Owned

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Hever Castle is a Listed Building. Here's what the official description says about it:

HEVER Hever Castle
TQ 4745 15/512 10.9.54.
Late C13 - early C14 keep with links to square towers at East and West, all
battlemented. License to crenellate 1340. New wood footbridge over moat to
portcullis in slightly projecting centrepiece of late C14 (another license of
1384) with machicolation above. Back wings of circa 1500, also in stone, with
steep tiled roofs and mullioned and transomed windows. Windows inserted in
old keep at similar period. Within courtyard restored exposed framing. Interior
much restored in early C19. Hever Castle was the home of Anne Boleyn. It changed
hands several times until purchased by Mr W W Astor in 1903, when J L and F
L Pearson added "The Village" a picturesque cluster of guest cottages. 2-storeys,
or one storey and attic, irregular buildings. Some roofs tiled, some of Horsham
stone, many gables; some jettied 1st floors. Upper floors mostly half timbered
with plastered filling. Ground floors mainly roughly coursed stone with some
brickwork. Some timbers carved. Little loggia, around angle of building nearest
to Castle, leads to covered bridge over moat.

Listing NGR: TQ4783045188

Information from British Listed Buildings

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