Finding the Chichele of Chichele Gardens


It’s always interesting to find where the streets in Park Hill got their names. Inside Croydon published a lengthy article by David Morgan (Education Officer for Croydon Minster) on Henry Chichele, Archbishop of Canterbury from 1414 till his death at the age of 80 in 1443. Chichele was a key figure before, during and after Henry V’s victory at Agincourt. Even after the King’s death Chichele continued to play an important role in the Church and government. He enjoyed staying at the Archbishop’s Palace here and was a generous benefactor, most notably to Croydon Parish Church, now the Minster. To read the full article, go to Cry God for Chichele, the patron who prayed for Agincourt.