Sharing our heritage

with the town





The Ferrers School

To fulfil one of the aims of the Charter Project - to provide framed full-size prints of the restored Charters for everyone to see - each school in the town has received a framed copy of an individual charter on loan from the Town Council. Prints are also located in the Chichele College, the Bede House and Town Hall.

Bede House

In the Bede House hangs the copy of the earliest Charter that the Town owns; the Philip and Mary Charter of 1556, following the granting of a Faculty by the Diocese of Peterborough.

Chichele College

The 1251 Charter, which the Town does not own, is kept in the National Records Office at Kew. Permission has been granted to copy this and the Duchy of Lancaster and Historic England have granted special permission to install these oak framed copies in the Chichele College building.

Town Hall

The copy of the Byelaws is housed in the Town Hall.

Henry Chichele Primary School

The Mayor of Higham Ferrers, Chris O'Rourke, presented Jonathan and Lottie from the School Council, Year 3, and the Head Teacher Mr McClymont with the 1604 Charter of James I and its interpretation board, and a copy of the commemorative book - Higham Ferrers 1251–1914 A portrait of a town and its people through its historic charters.

The Ferrers School

On Monday 27 January 2020 The Ferrers School received the Victorian Charter of 1886 and accompanying exhibition, and were presented with a copy of the commemorative book - Higham Ferrers 1251–1914 A portrait of a town and its people through its historic charters.

The Mayor, Gemma Oakenfull (Deputy Head) and the Head Boy and Head Girl

Higham Ferrers Junior School

The framed copy of the Charles II 1684 Charter is now on display in Higham Ferrers Junior School for all the pupils, staff and school visitors to enjoy.

Higham Ferrers Nursery and Infants School

The first Charles II Charter of 1664 was presented to Higham Ferrers Nursery and Infant School by the Mayor and a copy of the commemorative book - Higham Ferrers 1251–1914 A portrait of a town and its people through its historic charters - was presented by the author, Brenda Lofthouse.