Meet the Chichester family

Here you can find out more about the main characters who shaped Arlington Court and made it the estate it is today. From rebuilding houses, to landscaping the garden, many changes have altered Arlington over the last 300 years.

A view of Arlington Court across the lawn on a summer morning

Mary McDonald Chichester

The inspiring story of Mary McDonald, second wife of John Chichester.

A view of the house at Arlington Court across the lawn

Colonel John Palmer Chichester

Colonel John made the built a new house at Arlington, shaping the estate we know today

Historic photo of Arlington showing a loggia in the mid-nineteenth century

Sir John Palmer Bruce Chichester

Find out how Sir John Palmer Bruce Chichester remodelled the Arlington estate

A historic photograph of Sir Bruce Chichester in front of Arlington Court

Sir Bruce Chichester

Sir Bruce Chichester led an active life, which was cut short.

Historic photo of Arlington showing a loggia in the mid-nineteenth century

Lady Chichester

Lady Chichester brought renewed hope to the Chichester dynasty.

The house at Arlington Court lit by early morning winter light

Miss Rosalie Chichester

Miss Chichester was an inspirational woman, ahead of her times with travel and collecting.