Chicheley Hall
The Royal Society


The Royal Society

Principal Contractor

Knight Harwood





Chicheley Hall is one of the country’s finest early Georgian country house estates, completed in 1719 for Sir John Chester by master builder Francis Smith of Warwick.

It is an outstanding example of early domestic Georgian architecture, showing Palladian influence in the site planning and Baroque influence in the details.

The Grade-I listed Georgian Country House was refurbished for the Royal Society for use as an engineering and residential facility.

The principal façade of the house is of nine bays on three floors upon a raised basement.

The refurbishment programme was developed for the building to be preserved as one of the finest examples of early 18th century architecture in the UK.

Paye cleaned, conserved, and repaired the external fabric including gauged brickwork, tuck pointing and new stone indents.

Internally, the marble floors were restored as well as the scagliola columns and arches to the main entrance hall.

Chicheley Hall has since been sold and is now a hotel.

Business Development contact

Robert Greer

(+44) 20 8857 9111