The house from an early 20th century postcard
House & Family History: Chenies is a mostly 15th century brick manor house that was a home of the Russell family. Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were both guests here in the 16th century.
Comments: Nikolaus Pevsner described Chenies as "Beautifully mellow under the trees by the church, and archaeologically a fascinating puzzle."
Garden & Outbuildings: There is a Tudor sunken garden and a fortified tower in the grounds.
House Listed: Grade I
Park Listed: Not Listed
Current Seat / Home of: Lieutenant Colonel and Mrs. MacLeod Matthew
Past Seat / Home of: Cheyne family, 1180-1494. Semark family, 15th century. John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford, 16th century; Lord Wriothesley Russell, 19th century.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home