small historic village of Hever, near Edenbridge, is set in beautiful
unspoiled countryside, with farmland and woodlands surrounding it.
Most visitors will come for Hever
Castle impressive as it is and why Hever should be prominently
on anyone's checklist of things to see in Kent, but the tiny village
and river walks offers a really pleasant day out.
Church is situated in the centre of Hever next to Hever
Castle which is less than two miles south east of Edenbridge.
To reach Hever, follow the signs for Hever Castle via Hever Road
at the southern end of the town.
village is the site of Hever Castle, which is redolent of history
and more than a little tragedy. The castle achieved its present
form in 1272 when Sir Stephen de Penchester received permission
from Edward I to convert his house at Hever into a castle. The massive
Gatehouse, the outer walls and the moat strengthened its position
as a fortification.
centuries later the Boleyn family bought the castle and rebuilt
much of it, adding a comfortable Tudor residence inside the walls.
It was here that the ill-fated Anne Boleyn, mother of Elizabeth
I, was courted by Henry VIII.