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Higham Ferrers Town Information

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Higham Ferrers Market Square - Photo © Kokai
Higham Ferrers Market Square - Photo: Kokai CCL

Containing many fine old buildings, the village of Higham Ferrers also has an impressive market square and was the birthplace of Henry Chichele who became the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1414. Bede House, which Henry established, adjoins the ancient parish church of St. Mary the Virgin which boasts a 170ft crocketed spire; it also has fascinating brasses dating from the 13th century. In the centre of Higham Ferrers is a medieval market cross dating from 1280.