Boleyn Gardens, BR4

Place Name

Named after the family of Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII, who held nearby Wickham Court from the 15thCentury. The house was originally built for Sir Henry Heydon (c1440 – 1504) who married Anne Boleyn, the daughter of Sir Geoffrey Boleyn, also spelt Bulleyne and Bullen, great-grandfather of Henry VIII’s wife Anne Boleyn. There is no evidence that future queen lived there, it is claimed that this is where Henry proposed to her.

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