Thomas Chicheley

Sir Thomas Chicheley was a politician and a designer active, especially in Cambridgeshire, England, in the 17th century. He was son of Sir Thomas Chicheley (born 1578, died 1616) and his wife, Dorothy (died 1644).

Chicheley was the owner and designer of Wimpole Hall in Cambridgeshire, England. In the 1630s he set upon the building of the house and in the late 1650s he completed it.

Chicheley died on 1 February 1699, at his son's house in Southampton Square, Bloomsbury, Middlesex, England. He was buried on 7 February at Wimpole.

Sources:

'Elrington, C.R., ed., 'Parishes: Wimpole', A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 5 (1973), pp. 263-272. <http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=66693> [accessed 17 March 2008]

National Archives, National Register of Archives, 'Person Details, Chicheley, Sir Thomas (1614-1699) Knight Politician Master General of the Ordnance, GB/NNAF/P162562', <http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/nra/searches/subjectView.asp?ID=P38649> [accessed 17 March 2008]

Sadler, S. L., ‘Chicheley, Sir Thomas (1614–1699)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, Sept 2004; online edn, Jan 2008)<http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/5273> [accessed 17 March 2008]

Associated Places