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.
The old photographs in our collection are much admired and now you can own some of your own copies - or send them to friends. We have a lovely collection of five postcards depicting old scenes of the village and one modern beautiful Springtime image of the church. ...read more
(Image above: www.finds.org.uk) A brooch has been found near to Chrishall and it’s story raises some fascinating questions about the origins of the village. I was reminded about this little silver brooch when the Archive attended the recent 12th Century Live event at...read more
Chrishall being so close to several county borders has always caused some confusion with it's location. Although we are definitely in Essex, our postal address has always been 'Royston, Herts'. And when postcodes came in, we came under Stevenage with SG postcodes....read more
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PLEASE NOTE: The August opening of the Archive will be the 2nd Sunday: 11th August so that we avoid the home game cricket match scheduled for the 4th.
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