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POTENTIAL ERRORS[edit]

I spent a considerable amount of time touring Chartwell in 2005 and I believe I was informed that the home was purchased by admirers and friends of the Churchills at a point after WW ll, when Sir Winston was experiencing a mild case of the "shorts" and was not able to maintain the vast residence and grounds. I will check the litature I have but would like to hear other opinions. --Niloc 03:01, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

Yes I belive this is the case. he was allowed to live there for the rest of his life and it was then given to the National Trust. Deben Dave 14:00, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

There is a plaque at chartwell that confirms this and, i believe, lists the friends involved. jackboy29

Revisiting[edit]

The article seems inconsistent on this point:

Churchill and his wife Lady Clementine Churchill bought the property in 1922 and retained it until his death in 1965.
But later, we say:
Chartwell was bought by a group of Churchill's friends in 1947, with the Churchills paying a nominal rent ....

I've also discovered that the Australian pianist Eileen Joyce and her partner Christopher Mann purchased 277 acres of land described in the reference [1] as "Chartwell and Bardogs Farms", in 1957, "from Sir Winston Churchill". Were these farms part of the overall Chartwell estate, or were they different properties that shared a similar name? And did they purchase the land directly from Churchill, or from the friends who'd already bought Chartwell from him? -- JackofOz (talk) 04:25, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

I visited Chartwell today, and I was told that there is a Chartwell farm that borders Chartwell, which was originally owned by Churchill. :Apparently, it is owned by the family who started Churchill Insurance (Martin Long?). I was not told why it was sold off. So, to answer :your question, it was part of the Chartwell estate. I'm not sure where to add it in the article though, and I have no proper evidence :apart from original research and verbal evidence to back this up. (Sorry for replying so late) ∫ A Y

I edit old style

15:31, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

More Backround[edit]

The article should include more history on the property before the Churchills purchased it. Who originally built the house? When was it originally built? Dr. Dan (talk) 18:00, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

Chartwell Cat[edit]

No mention of the Chartwell Cat? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-26532986 Seems like something that should be mentioned... 212.250.138.33 (talk) 18:35, 11 March 2014 (UTC)