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Chartwell, Westerham

Description: Chartwell

Grade: I
Date Listed: 16 January 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 448492

OS Grid Reference: TQ4550451523
OS Grid Coordinates: 545504, 151523
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2443, 0.0832

Location: Mapleton Road, Westerham, Kent TN16 1PS

Locality: Westerham
Local Authority: Sevenoaks District Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN16 1PS

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Listing Text


TQ 45 SE 45/1512


C20 house of red brick with stone basement. Architect Philip Tilden. 2 storeys,
attic and basement. 6 windows in main block, 3 in left canted bay with parapet,
2 at right in slightly projecting gabled section. High pitched tiled roof with
tall chimneys. Brick mullioned and transomed casement windows. Elaborate carved
stone doorcase holds double door of old oak. The house incorporates fragments
of an older building; C16 or C17 brickwork visible in places on external walls.
Chartwell was the home of Sir Winston Churchill from 1922 until his death in
1965, and contains a collection of personal possessions and relics. It was
presented to the National Trust during his life time by a group of his friends.
Listed for historical reasons.

Listing NGR: TQ4550451523

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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