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!
This is the start of our Christmas Articles published for 2018 and I thought it might be appropriate to start with a little light reading. So below is the Parish magazine for December 1898. This magazine covered the Chesterfords, Great Chishill, Chrishall, Debden,...read more
As you may know from the last newsletter - (sign up for your copy here if you currently miss out!) - I was hoping to do an advent calendar on the website again this year but other things have got in the way and I have not had time to put all the articles together. So...read more
Thank you to everyone who supported the events to commemorate World War 1 that we held at the Archive in November. Thank you to our many visitors, people who loaned items for the display, gave us items for the Archive, came to the talk and supported us by...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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