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The home of Sir Winston Churchill, from 1924 until his death. Churchill purchased it for its magnificent views across the weald... More..

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Photo © Ian Dinmore (12th February 2009)
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"Chartwell House Lake"

Chartwell was the family home of Sir Winston Churchill from 1922 until his death in 1965. The house is situated 2 miles south of Westerham in Kent off the B2026 road. Churchill loved the house, especially the view over the Weald of Kent. He modernised the originally rather gloomy Victorian mansion by adding a garden wing consisting of three large and attractive rooms. Churchill's wife Clementine made her contribution by choosing the comfortable furniture and floral chintz curtains. The estate consisting of 80 acres gave Winston the peace and tranquility that he loved. He relaxed by painting in the garden or in his studio and by transforming the grounds with new lakes, and robust brick walls built with his own hands.The Chart Well which rises on the western boundary of the site fed the existing lake and gave the estate its name. During Churchill's first five years at Chartwell he was Chancellor of the Exchequer, this was followed by what has become known as his wilderness years in the 1930's when he was out of office and did much of his writing to keep the family finances afloat.

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Photographer: © Ian Dinmore (Gallery)(12th February 2009)
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Chartwell House Lake

Chartwell was the family home of Sir Winston Churchill from 1922 until his death in 1965. The house is situated 2 miles south of Westerham in Kent off the B2026 road. Churchill loved the house, especially the view over the Weald of Kent. He modernised the originally rather gloomy Victorian mansion by adding a garden wing consisting of three large and attractive rooms. Churchill's wife Clementine made her contribution by choosing the comfortable furniture and floral chintz curtains. The estate consisting of 80 acres gave Winston the peace and tranquility that he loved. He relaxed by painting in the garden or in his studio and by transforming the grounds with new lakes, and robust brick walls built with his own hands.The Chart Well which rises on the western boundary of the site fed the existing lake and gave the estate its name. During Churchill's first five years at Chartwell he was Chancellor of the Exchequer, this was followed by what has become known as his wilderness years in the 1930's when he was out of office and did much of his writing to keep the family finances afloat.
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Camera Make: Canon Model: Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
Focal length: 6 mm, Aperture: f 8, ISO: 100, Exposure time: 1/80 sec, Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: October 12, 2008, 1:17 pm
Exposure Mode: 1,
ImageID:1082640, Image size: 480 x 640 pixels

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Comment by Gives Up! '(12th February 2009)

Very nice Ian, what wouldn't I give to be sat on that chair now with a glass of wine.

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Comment by Rita Iton(19th December 2009)

Just Beautiful.

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Comment by Linda-mary Sigley(10th August 2010)

Just marvelous! I have always been a big admirer of Sir Winston. Loved the narrative you put in, Ian. His mother was born in America. He became one of only 3 people who have been made honorary citizens of USA.

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Comment by Ken Marshall(2nd July 2012)

Beautiful picture.The gardens reflect Churchill's love of the landscape and nature.

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