Welcome to Chicheley

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Chicheley is a small village straddling the A422 road between Newport Pagnell and Bedford.  There are approximately 110 residents.

Chicheley is situated half way between the UK’s pre-eminent universities of Oxford and Cambridge.  It is home to the Kavli Royal Society Centre, Chicheley Hall, which hosts major international science conferences. Hotel accommodation is available at Chicheley Hall through De Vere Venues.

Chicheley was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, using its original spelling of Cicelai, meaning Cicca’s clearing.  Details of Chicheley’s history are given in chapters 11 to 13 of “Beyond Sherington” by A. C. Chibnall.

Chicheley remains an active farming community, but is on the doorstep of Milton Keynes, Bedford and Northampton.  Central London can be reached in one hour by rail.

Chicheley is surrounded by open fields, and its extensive network of public footpaths is well maintained by its farmers.

Although small, its community is friendly and active, with numerous events organised through the village hall and church.  It has a welcoming, traditional village pub, The Chester Arms, which offers excellent food.