The History of  

Hinchingbrooke House  

the Hart of Hinchingbrooke

hyncel

wylton

oliver cromwell

edward montagu

pepys

fourth earl

5th-7th earls

Eighth Earl

ninth earl

headteachers

housetour

school

Important Dates for Hinchingbrooke


c 600 First settlement of the site by one Hyncel more
1200 An 11th century church is rebuilt and becomes a priory called HYCHELINGBROK more

 

1349
 Death of prioress Isabel de Ulleswit, from Black Death more

 

March 1538
 Hinchingbrooke granted in fee to Richard Cromwell

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10 August 1564
 Queen Elizabeth I at Hinchingbrooke

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25 April 1599
Oliver Cromwell born

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3 Sept 1658
Oliver Cromwell died

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27 April 1603
 King James I at Hinchingbrooke

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27 July 1625
 Edward Montagu1st Earl Sandwich born

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20 June 1627
 The Montagus purchase Hinchingbrooke

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23 Feb 1633
 Samuel Pepys born

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4 June 1647
 Charles I a prisoner at Hinchingbrooke

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16 July 1660
 Earldom of Sandwich created

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1660-68
 Samuel Pepys writes Diaries

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28 May 1672
 Death of Edward Montagu,1st Earl at the Battle of Sole Bay

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26 May 1703
 Samuel Pepys dies

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3rd Nov 1718
 John Montagu, 4th Earl, born

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7 April 1779
 Murder of Martha Ray

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30 April 1792
 John Montagu, Fourth Earl dies

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22 Jan 1830
 The Great Fire

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1962
Tenth Earl dies  

 

1970
Hinchingbrooke House becomes Hinchingbrooke School

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