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Hever
Hever Castle in 1904
Hever Castle in 1904
On the western border of the county of Kent, about four miles north-west of Penshurst, stand the remains of Hover Castle, the ancient seat of a family of that name, but more endeared to memory as the residence of the ill-fated Anne Boleyn.
This Castle was erected by William de Hever, a Norman baron, who, under Edward III., obtained the King's license to " embattle his manor-house," as well as to have liberty of free warren within this demesne. His two daughters and co-heiresses conveyed it in marriage to the families of Cobham and Brocas: the former, who had acquired the whole by purchase, afterwards sold the entire estate to Sir Geoffrey Boleyn, a wealthy mercer of London, lord-mayor of that city in the thirty-seventh year of Henry VI., and great grandfather to Anne Boleyn, the unfortunate queen of Henry VIII. and mother of queen Elizabeth …
extract from Hever Castle and Queen Anne Boleyn published in 1833

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1177Births1516794917729433826561
287Christenings1416773571943013
114Marriages266214522462
39Deaths239194911
33Burials138194421
 
Books and other documents
Published Title, author and references
1766The History of Tunbridge Wells by Thomas Benge Burr ⇒ p. 188
1797The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent - Volume III by Edward Hastedp. 190
1810Tunbridge Wells and its Neighbourhood by Paul Amsinck and Letitia Byrnep. 70
1814An Historical, Topographical and Descriptive Account of the Weald of Kent by T. D. W. Dearnp. 124
1830Guide of Tunbridge Wells ⇒ p. 123
1832Descriptive Sketches of Tunbridge Wells and the Calverley Estate by John Britton, F.S.A. ⇒ p. 139
1833Hever Castle and Queen Anne Boleyn ⇒ p. 97
1839Directory of Kent, Surrey & Sussex ⇒ entry
1840New Guide for Tunbridge Wells by John Colbran and edited by James Phippen ⇒ p. 259
1871A History of The Weald of Kent with an outline of the Early History of the County, Volume I. by Robert Furley, F.S.A.peculiar of Canterbury p. 400
1874A History of The Weald of Kent with an outline of the History of the County to the present time, Volume II by Robert Furley, F.S.A.p. 15; p. 232
1882Kelly's Directory of Kent by E. R. Kelly, M.A., F.S.S. ⇒ entry
1883Pelton's Illustrated Guide to Tunbridge Wells by J. Radford Thomson, M.A. ⇒ p. 158
1903Hookers Household Almanack and Directory ⇒ entry
1905Historic Hever - The Church by John Eastman, Parish Clerk ⇒ Booklet
1909English Homes and Villages (Kent & Sussex)
also published as
Tunbridge Wells and its Neighbourhood by Lady Hope ⇒ p. 149
1914Highways and Byways in Kent by Walter Jerrold with Illustrations by Hugh Thomson ⇒ p. 336
1951St. Peter's Church, Hever, Kent by Denis Foster (Rector 1945-57) ⇒ p. 1
2010Hever Parish Registers by Lionel ColeBook
2010Extracts from the Maidstone Journal (1786-1851) relating to Edenbridge, Hever, Chiddingstone, Westerham, Brasted and Hever by Lionel ColeJournal
2012An Index to the People of Hever between 1820 and 1851 by Lionel ColeBook
2013A Survey of Properties in Hever 1735-1851 by Lionel ColeBook
2013Judicial Documents concerning Chiddingstone, Hever, Edenbridge, Westerham, Brasted and Sundridge by Lionel Colepage
2014An Index to the People of Hever between 1785 and 1820 by Lionel Colepage

People of note
Boleyn, Anne
(1501 - 1536)
Henry VIII's second wife
       

Picturesmore pictures 

Nicholas Heath - Rector - 1531

Ann Boleyn - 1533

Hever Castle - 1809

Hever Castle - 1824

Hever Castle - 1829

West View, Hever Castle - 1904

The Church and Village - 1905
 

The Church - 1905

The Church from the East End - 1905

Cottage - 1907

The Drawbridge, Hever Castle - 1907

The Gatehouse from the South-West, Hever Castle - 1907

South-West Angle, Hever Castle - 1907

Within the Courtyard, Hever Castle - 1907
 

Places and properties in Hever - a directory of homes, farms, churches, schools, inns, and other places of interest that existed prior to 1900 has been compiled from Post Office directories, Kelly's directories, Trade directories, Census data, Ordnance survey maps and books of the period
Churches, Inns,
Schools, Shops
and other places of interest
Four Elms Inn, Four Elms
Greyhound Public House [als Grove Cottage], Uckfield Lane
Henry VIII, Hever Road
Hever Castle, Hever Road
Hever School, Hever Road
Holy Trinity Church, Markbeech
Pigdown Corner, Pigdown Lane
Post Office, Four Elms
Post Office, Hever Road
Railway Station
Rectory, Uckfield Lane
St. Paul's Church, Four Elms
St. Peter's Church, Hever Road
 
Roads and Streets
Four Elms
Hartfield Road
Hever Road
How Green
Markbeech
Pigdown Lane
The Village
Uckfield Lane
 
Homes and Farms
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Beers Farm, Four Elms
Black House
Blackmoor Cottage, Four Elms
Bower Farm, Hever Road
Brocas Farm, Hever Road
Brook Cottages, Hever Road
Buckhurst Farm, Hartfield Road
Chippens Bank and Cottages, Hartfield Road
Chittenden Farm, Four Elms
Crouch House Farm, Uckfield Lane
Deercroft Farm, Four Elms
Faulkners Cottage, Four Elms
Five Field, Four Elms
Four Elms Farm, Four Elms
Furnace House Farm, Four Elms
Greenlands Farm, Pigdown Lane
Hever Lodge [als Hever Castle Farm], How Green
Hill Court, Four Elms
Holmwood, Four Elms
Hope Cottages, Uckfield Lane
How Green Cottages, How Green
How Green Farm, How Green
Ingledene Farm, Four Elms
Knowlands, Four Elms
 
Homes and Farms
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Meechlands Farm, Uckfield Lane
Mill Cottages, Four Elms
Mill House, Four Elms
New House, Four Elms
New House Farm, Four Elms
New Town, Pigdown Lane
Nicholls Cottages, Hartfield Road
Park Cottages, Hever Road
Pigdown Farm, Pigdown Lane
Polebrook Farm, Hever Road
Roodlands [als Rudlands] Farm, Four Elms
Sandfields, Hever Road
Syliards [als Seyliards] Farm, Four Elms
Terry's Farm and Cottage, Uckfield Lane
The Warren, Hartfield Road
Uckfield Lane Cottages, Uckfield Lane
Weavers Cottage
West View
White Post, Four Elms
Wilderness Farm
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