|This article is of interest to the following WikiProjects:|
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
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  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 style15:31, 10 April 2013 (UTC)
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 Farm was indeed owned by Eileen Joyce, or rather her husband - it was sold off when he passed away. I lived on the farm from 1973 to 1984 (ish) and my father was the Head herdsman there at this time.. was the most amazing place.. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 11:45, 16 December 2016 (UTC)
No mention of the Chartwell Cat? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-26532986 Seems like something that should be mentioned... 220.127.116.11 (talk) 18:35, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
There is always a Ginger cat at Chartwell called Jock, has been since Churchills time and the most recent one is still there.. the first is buried at Chartwell by the games field Hello fellow Wikipedians,
I have just modified 2 external links on Chartwell. Please take a moment to review my edit. If you have any questions, or need the bot to ignore the links, or the page altogether, please visit this simple FaQ for additional information. I made the following changes:
- Added archive https://web.archive.org/web/20061016033318/http://www.winstonchurchill.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=410 to http://www.winstonchurchill.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=410
- Added archive https://web.archive.org/web/20120320060311/http://www.dicamillocompanion.com/houses_detail.asp?ID=2237 to http://www.dicamillocompanion.com/houses_detail.asp?ID=2237
When you have finished reviewing my changes, please set the checked parameter below to true or failed to let others know (documentation at
You may set the
|checked=, on this template, to true or failed to let other editors know you reviewed the change. If you find any errors, please use the tools below to fix them or call an editor by setting
|needhelp= to your help request.
- If you have discovered URLs which were erroneously considered dead by the bot, you can report them with this tool.
- If you found an error with any archives or the URLs themselves, you can fix them with this tool.
If you are unable to use these tools, you may set
|needhelp=<your help request> on this template to request help from an experienced user. Please include details about your problem, to help other editors.