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Church Road then and now

This postcard of Chrishall has recently come to light and shows how much the trees and hedges have now grown up to obscure the view.  This card is undated and was never used so it is difficult to say when the photograph was taken but it is of a similar style to other...

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Halloween 1971

1971 and the very last years spent at the old Chrishall school.  Outdoor toilets and a huge A-frame climbing frame in the playground where a careless tumble sent you crashing onto the tarmac playground.  All fun times!  And some of the best bits were the school...

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Chrishall Hearth Tax

(Picture above: the old brewhouse at Gents Farm, now Broad Green Farm). Forasmuch as nothing conduceth more to the peace and prosperity of a nation, and the protection of every single person therein, than that the public revenue thereof may be in some measure...

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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.

Bronze Age Hoard

Items from a Bronze Age Hoard that was found between Chrishall and Elmdon in the 18th century can be seen on the British Museum's website here.

 
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Items from a Bronze Age Hoard that was found between Chrishall and Elmdon in the 18th century can be seen on the British Museum's website here.  

Counting the Acres

The number of Acres in the Parish of Chreshall taken from the Surveyors Papers and Accounts 1778
Arable inclosed 616
Meadow ground 167
Common-Field Arable 985
Pasture or Feeding ground 270
Total 2039

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The number of Acres in the Parish of Chreshall taken from the Surveyors Papers and Accounts 1778 Arable inclosed 616 Meadow ground 167 Common-Field Arable 985 Pasture or Feeding ground 270 Total 2039

Bonfires on Jigneys

We used to have huge bonfires on Jigneys for Bonfire Night.  Mr Crocker would provide tyres to burn! (1930's/40s. ER.)
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We used to have huge bonfires on Jigneys for Bonfire Night.  Mr Crocker would provide tyres to burn! (1930's/40s. ER.)

Spooky Tales

m r james the story of a disapperance and an appearance

Spooky tales? It seems that Chrishall was the place that MR James based his ghost story "The Story of a Disappearance and an Appearance", according to several sources including this one. A copy can be purchased from Amazon if you are feeling brave!
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Spooky tales? It seems that Chrishall was the place that MR James based his ghost story "The Story of a Disappearance and an Appearance", according to several sources including this one. A copy can be purchased from Amazon if you are feeling brave!

Sorting the tythes

Memorandum Jary 5th 1721


I obtained an Order from the Justices of the Peace at ye Petty Sessions held this day at Newport that the occupior of the Mill in Chrishall shall pay yearly for Tythe eight shillings to the Vicar the Mill having payed Tythe before .... whether this be sufficient but 'twas all that could be Recovered by Me


Tho: Melvill. Vicar.

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Memorandum Jary 5th 1721 I obtained an Order from the Justices of the Peace at ye Petty Sessions held this day at Newport that the occupior of the Mill in Chrishall shall pay yearly for Tythe eight shillings to the Vicar the Mill having payed Tythe before .... whether this be sufficient but 'twas all that could be Recovered by Me Tho: Melvill. Vicar.

Music in the Church

Before the Church had an organ, singing was accompanied by William Cranwell on clarinet, and two of his brothers, John on the bass viol and Clear on the viola or violin.
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Before the Church had an organ, singing was accompanied by William Cranwell on clarinet, and two of his brothers, John on the bass viol and Clear on the viola or violin.

On this day…

A daily extract from the Church Records

On this day
  • 1780 Eliz: d. Philip and Martha Rogers baptised

 


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