Chenies Manor, near Amersham is a Tudor manor house, built around 1460. Henry VIII is said to have been entertained here. Queen Elizabeth I visited several times, and in July 1570, according to an entry in a wardrobe book, she lost some small gold fastenings called aglets from her dress. There is a huge oak tree in the grounds of the Manor, known as Queen Elizabeth’s Oak, under which it is thought she lost the jewellery. You can visit the house and its beautiful gardens which have been restored by the current owners.
It was originally built as a hunting lodge and was transformed by John Russell, a Royal courtier into a house for entertaining when he married a wealthy heiress who brought the house into the estate with the marriage.
Open from 2nd April – 30th October 2014 inclusive
Every Wednesday & Thursday: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Bank Holiday Mondays: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Entrance to House and Garden £7. Children £4
Entrance to Garden and Exhibition £5. Children £3.50
Groups by Appointment. Payment by cash or cheques.