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posted 01-05-2001 04:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AJR     Edit/Delete Message
I have a picture postcard of a place called Anne Boleyn Castle, but cannot find any reference to such a place. I assume that it is in England, and is probably a folly, but could anyone assist as to its location please. Many thanks.

posted 01-05-2001 11:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Peter   Click Here to Email Peter     Edit/Delete Message
Hever Castle is the one normally associated with Anne. Which is still there of course, and famous for its gardens if I recall


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posted 01-08-2001 01:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AJR     Edit/Delete Message
Yes, i know, but this picture is definitely not Hever Castle.

Philip Davis
posted 01-08-2001 01:32 AM           Edit/Delete Message
Although the gate house of Hever is essentially genuine the rest of Hever was much altered by the Astors in the late 19C (if I recall correctly). Could your picture be of either the new bits of Hever or the old bits now removed or obscured. I can certainly not think of any other castle associated with Anne Boleyn and don't have a record of any by that name.

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posted 01-09-2001 01:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AJR     Edit/Delete Message
Apologies for unintentionally with-holding information, but I notice from the postcard I have (pre WW2, but can't read the postmark), it indicates that this building is/was in East Ham (remiss of me not to read the script on the back - sorry!!). Could this be the East Ham in London (now completely rebuilt after the war), or is there another East Ham elsewhere in Britain, which I can't find reference to ?

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posted 09-21-2004 04:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AJR     Edit/Delete Message
Finally found some info on this place.

Boleyn Castle
This house stood in Green Street, East Ham. (Strictly speaking East Ham was not part of Stepney.) It was known as Boleyn Castle because the Boleyns of Hever, West Kent, were said to have owned it.
The house was once occupied by a Mr. Morley who wrote to the Gentleman's Magazine in the 19th century. He said it was near here that the Henry VIII met Ann Boleyn when she was in mourning for 12 months for a young man to whom she had been betrothed.
The King then built a tower house so that she could watch for him crossing from Greenwich. The house was still there in 1900 but was damaged by a flying bomb and pulled down in 1962.

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