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.

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The Archive will be open May Bank Holiday Monday 27th 2-5pm. We look forward to welcoming you and will have new displays including Chrishall windmill! This will be the last opening with the big displays for a month or two as for June and July we will be enjoying cricket matches on the meadow. The Archive will be open for June and July but if you want to see the full displays do try to call in on the 27th. All opening times can be seen on our Visit Us page by clicking here. Also see our new diary just below right, for other opportunities to come and have a chat!

Latest Articles

Chapel Flower Festival

Chapel Flower Festival

A reminder that the lovely space we now enjoy as our village hall has always been a community building. I don't have a date for this newspaper report but I guess it was perhaps the 1970s or 1980s? Does anyone know? Pictured above...

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Farming in 1864

Farming in 1864

October 1864 and Samuel Jonas down at Chrishall Grange has had a trying year on the farm. This is his report he sent in to the Agricultural Gazette and published in the Chelmsford Chronicle on the 7th October 1864. The crops about Saffron Walden - Mr Samuel Jonas, of...

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Come and say hello!

Saturday 1st June: we are taking part in the Saffron Walden Museum Castle Day! Living history displays, stalls and lots of local history groups should make this a great day and we are looking forward to it. SWM 12th century Live event poster.

Thursday 13th June: a fund-raiser for the Brand Pavilion, the Archive will be open from 3pm and joining with the other pavilion groups serving refreshments and providing activities for the children as well as displays from the various pavilion groups. We look forward to seeing you.

 

On this day…

A daily extract from the Church Records

On this day
  • 1811 Hannah Daughter of Wm and Mary Brand May 26

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