Saffron Walden & District Year Book 1949-50
The ancient name of this village was Christhall. The Parish Church of the Holy Trinity was considerably restored in 1869.
Vicar – the Rev. A A Bagley Methodist
Chapel- no resident Minister.
Parliamentary Division – Saffron Walden.
Rural District – Saffron Walden.
Petty Sessional Division – Walden.
Parish Council: Clerk – Mr F Jupp, Parsonage Farm .
Estimated population in 1948 – 416. Area – 2,790 acres
School – ages 5-15 Head Teacher – Miss O W Miller.
Sub- Post Office (to Royston). Post-Master – Mr R P Chambers (Tel Chrishall 246) Postal Address – Royston, Herts. Collections of Letters- Mon-Fri, 9.00am and 4.45pm, Sat.,9.00am and mid-day. Telephone kiosk – near Post Office. Nearest Railway Station – Audley End. Bus Services – Premier Travel
Cricket Club Secretary – Mr R J Loveday- Bilden End.
Football Club Secretary Mr R J Loveday – Bilden End.
Chrishall & District Rabbit Club Secretary: Mr T E Leech, Rylstone Rabbitries, Chrishall
(As well as the above named, other main residents included:) Baker (2), Barker, Bates W J, Frmr (Gypsey Corner farm), Bernard Capt W R RN, Boaler A & H W, Poultry Frmrs, Brand (3 incl. W W, Frmr Bilden End Farm), Brooks, Bysouth, Camp, Cane (3), Chapman (2), Clarke (3), Cranwell (12 incl.B, Wheelwright of Crawley End and F W, Builder of Crawley End), Crocker A A C Motor Engr, Day E, Frmr, Crawley End, De Beer P D Chiswick Hall, Frmr, Draper, Drury (4), Dyer, Edwards, Elbourne (Martinholme), Everett, Field (Wendy’s Cottage, Chr. Grnge Frm), Flack (14), Gardiner, Glasscock, Goodship, Green (6), Hagger (High St, Boot Repairer), Harding Mrs S B, Frmr (Chr. Grange), Harvey (6 incl. T C, Fruit Frmr, High St), Hawthorn, Heath, Hicks H B, Butcher (Church Rd), Holmes. Ives, Jackson, Jupp (Parsonage Frm).
Kent (3 – G B W, Frmr Broad Green, J F, Frmr, W L, Frmr Park House), Knights, Langford Mrs S J, Cedar Hse), Leech T E, Rylstone, Shopkeeper, Loveday (3), Lovell-Green, Mancer E E, Boot Repairer (Crawley End), Manning, McKeown – The Red Cow, Miller (2 incl Miss O H Schoolmistress), Miller, Negus, Passmore, Pigg, Pitches (3), Pratt (2), Prior I (Kemps).
Readman, Reed, Reeve, Reeves B, Coal Merchant (Belle Vista, Mill Causeway), Revell (2), Ritches, Robinson, Rogers (7 incl. Miss A J Frmr, High St; B R, The Garage; F. Frmr, Wire Farm), Rose, Rumsey Eli (Church Cott), Rush W J, Motor Engr (Church Rd), Skeen, Smith, Strudwick, Swift, Wall W, Frmr, New Farm, Walker, Wallman (2), Whitmore (3), Wilson, Wisbey, Woods, Wright.