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 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!
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...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
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...read more
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
Parish Council minutes
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A daily extract from the Church Records
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