Shurland Hall

Shurland Hall pictured in the late afternoon sun, November 2018

Shurland Hall is an impressive 16th century gatehouse situated in Eastchurch on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent. It was built between 1510 and 1518 by Sir Thomas Cheyne, and sits on the site of an earlier 13th century castle established by Adam De Shurland.

Henry VIII’s Visit
In October 1532, while on their way to Calais to meet King Francis I, Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn stayed for three days at Shurland Hall.

The rebuilding
Shurland Hall was saved from collapse when the Spitalfields Trust took it over in 2006 and spent 5 years restoring it. It was then sold to be used as a private residence.