Chicheley is a small village straddling the A422 road between Newport Pagnell and Bedford. There are approximately 110 residents. The village is situated roughly half way between London and Birmingham and half way between Oxford and Cambridge.
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. Please adhere to the regulations governing rights of way as explained at the bottom of the Parish Meeting page.
Although small, Chicheley's 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.
It is home to Grade I listed Chicheley Hall which is an outstanding example of early 18th Century architecture. It is now a luxury hotel and wedding venue.
Forthcoming events are shown in the calendar below and general information on the News page.
About This Website
This web site is created and maintained by volunteers as an information service to village residents, visitors. and anyone having a connection with the village.
It has no commercial interests, and no political, religious or other affiliations.
This website has no powers and concerns over any issues should be reported to the relevant authorities: Ward Councillors, MP, MK City Council, Police etc.
Chicheley Hall Hotel
This is the Village website and has no connection to Chicheley Hall Hotel. Please contact the hotel direct on 01234 230396 for enquiries and bookings.
Please note there is no access to Chicheley Hall via Hall Lane from the A422. Use the North Crawley Road entrance as shown by the map on the Photos page.
St Lawrence Church
Information on church services and SCAN Parish can be found by clicking the web links.