Background / History
The site is adjacent to and was once part of the curtilage of Wickham Court Manor, a magnificent 15th Century (Grade I listed) building. The semi-fortified building was built by Sir Henry Heydon and became the ancestral home to the Heydon and Boleyn families. Rumours suggest that Anne Boleyn lived there and that King Henry VIII proposed to her there but other sources say that there is no evidence that either of them ever went there. It is, nevertheless a beautiful building and the subject site is worth a visit, just for a glimpse of it. It is now Wickham Court Independent School.
A single storey building on the subject site was once an outbuilding to the Manor and is listed (Grade II) by virtue of its association.
All Saints Roman Catholic School closed in 2007 following the criminal activities of the then headteacher, which left an untenable situation for the School. It has been empty since and a previous sale was aborted in 2008 when the ‘Credit Crunch’ took effect. The school buildings remain but most would require varying degrees of renovation to be reused.