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Looking for: Heritage, Historical
Address: College Street, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, NN10 8DZ
Postcode: NN10 8DZ
Age Group: All Ages
Kids Activity: Outdoors
Telephone: 0370 333 1181
Mobile: 01933 655401
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Attraction Information:
Located in the attractive Northamptonshire market town of Higham Ferrers, Chichele College is a rare surviving example of a chantry college. It was founded in 1422 by the locally born Henry Chichele, Archbishop of Canterbury. Such colleges, common in England in the 14th and 15th centuries, were groups of priests who shared a communal life which was less strictly controlled than that of a monastery.

The gatehouse, chapel and other remains of the college buildings survive, and the chapel is now regularly used for art exhibitions. 

Managed by Higham Ferrers Tourism, Business and Community Partnerships.

Access: There is a small free car park within a two minute walk of the site.

Opening Times: The gardens are open any reasonable time during daylight hours. To view the chapel please contact the Key Keeper, Mrs D Holyoak, on 0193 331 4157.

School Visits/Large Groups: Please contact the Key Keeper, Mrs D Holyoak, 0193 331 4157.

11 miles from Chichele College is Bushmead Priory. The priory is a rare survival of a complete refectory of an Augustinian priory.

Also 11 miles from the college is Rushton Triangular Lodge. The building's use of the number three is a testament to the designer's Roman Catholicism and is an intriguing structure. 


1 MAY 2017 - 24 MARCH 2018
Quadrangle - any reasonable time during daylight hours. Contact the key keeper for the chapel: Mrs D Holyoak, 12 Lancaster Sreet, Higham Ferrers, NN10 8HY. Telephone: 01933 314157.