Welcome to this website about the community of Chrishall in Essex.
Chrishall is a small village on a hilltop in the very north west of Essex, close to the borders of Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire, in the East of England. This website is particularly aimed at the local community and the genealogist who perhaps has never visited Chrishall and wishes to visualise the kind of community whence his or her ancestor came. For more academic research please visit our Useful Links page.
New information, comments and pictures are always welcome!
Please get in touch if you have something to contribute to the site. If you have a photograph you would be prepared to lend so we may copy it for publication, please get in touch via the contact form.
If, as you are browsing the site, something triggers a memory then do feel free to leave a comment via the form at the bottom of each page. These comments will be published but they are ‘moderated’ (checked) before publication.
Latest content and Updates
- 28 Nov 2016: More names have been added to the photo for laying the foundation stone of the school room at the chapel. (Only six names to go!)
- 25 Nov 2016: Proof that members of Chrishall Chapel did indeed go to Australia and start a chapel there. Read more here >>
- 11 Nov 2016: Horses at Bilden End: Another photograph taken the same day has been found and we can now identify who is holding the horses and where the photograph was taken. Read more >>
- 11 Nov 2016: The graves of Maria and George Ellis have been found – information and pictures on the updated article >>
This site is just a taster of the huge amount of community archive information that is held in the village. We have photographs, written records, The Chrishall Scrapbook as well as many recordings from Irene Cranwell who was a veteran historian and radio broadcaster on Radio Cambridgeshire for many years.
We would be delighted to see you. Please fill out the contact form to arrange a visit.