The following is an extract from the Saffron Walden Year book which can be seen in Saffron Walden Town Library.  From around 1886 the year books included sections on local villages and either heads of households or those in business in the village.  I love how the post despatch times are so accurate, particularly since this was presumably by horse and carriage.

This is the extract for Chrishall from 1886:


 

A scattered parish 7 miles west of Saffron Walden.  Area 2,699 acres. Rateable value £3,014.1s 6d; population 1881: 572  Letters arrive from Royston at 9am and 3pm, despatched 4.55pm weekdays; Sundays 10.20am.  The church, an ancient building of flint, contains amongst other brasses a very fine one of Sir John de-la-Pole and his wife (1370).

Andrews William, Shopkeeper

Baker William, Shoemaker

Brand Robert, Farmer Builden End

Chambers Robert, Shopkeeper and Post Office

Clark Mr, Schoolmaster

Downham Philip, Steam Plough Proprietor

Downham Mrs, Farmer

Drage Mrs, Threshing Machine Proprietor

Ellis Mrs, Farmer

Jonas F Maulkin, Chrishall Grange

Jordan Thomas, Red Cow

Leachman Rev, Edmund, MA

Pigg Thomas, Farmer

Rogers Moses, Carrier

Smith Chas, Farmer, Chiswick Hall

Soole William, Carpenter

Star William, Sieve Maker

Wallace William, Greyhound

Wallman George, Blacksmith

Wallman Sarah Mrs, Beer Retailer


D: 1880 C: 19th Century
1886