Chichele College

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Chichele College

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Founded by Henry Chichele, Archbishop of Canterbury.

Chichele College

Chichele College

About Chichele College

Located in the attractive Northamptonshire market town of Higham Ferrers, Chichele College (English Heritage) 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 that 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 events, and art and heritage exhibitions. Chichele College is managed by Higham Ferrers Tourism, Business and Community Partnership. The college is in the centre of the pretty, historic market town of Higham Ferrers with plenty of places to eat and shops nearby.

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How to get here

College Street, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, NN10 8DZ