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...
Chrishall Grange House

Chrishall Grange House

A very clear aerial photograph here of Chrishall Grange House possibly from the 1960s? You can read here about Samuel Jonas, from the 1860s, who was just one of the forward thinking farmers who have run the Chrishall Grange estate over the years. Click on the...
Chrishall Grange and Mr Samuel Jonas

Chrishall Grange and Mr Samuel Jonas

Chrishall Grange is the first part of the village of Chrishall that you come through if approaching the village from the main A505 road.  As far as I know it has always been a large farming estate and, as the obituary for Mr Jonas below shows, it has been farmed by...