HIGHAM FERRERS, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
The gatehouse, chapel and other remains of a communal residence forpriests serving the parish church, founded by locally-born Archbishop Chichele before 1425. Regularly used to display works of art.
Facilities – at a glance
Assist dogs allowed
- Parking nearby
- Ground floor of chapel accessible to wheelchair users but the small gallery area is accessed via stairs
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Gardens are open any reasonable time during daylight hours. Contact the key keeper for the chapel in advance: Mrs D Holyoak 01933 314157
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About The area
Northamptonshire is a mainly rural county of gentle beauty, with farmland, forest and great country estates. Rivers, canals and meadows are all part of the tranquil scene, providing a haven for wildlife.
This is a great area for walking, touring and exploring villages of stone and thatch. There are also some impressive Saxon churches at Brixworth and Earls Barton. Northampton is the county town, and along with Kettering, has long been associated with the production of footwear. Kettering was the second largest town until it was overtaken by the rapid development of Corby as a major centre of the steel industry.
Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park is set in Northamptonshire, although it seems that Austen never actually visited the county. Other famous connections include the poet John Dryden (1631-1700) who was born in the tiny village of Aldwincle; King Richard III (1452-1485) born at Fotheringhay Castle; and American revolutionaries George Washington (1732-1799), whose family came from Sulgrave Manor, and Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) whose father was born in another tiny Northamptonshire village called Ecton.
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