Visiting Chrishall Archive
The Archive is open by appointment. We would love to see you and help with your research into the village. Please get in touch by email or call 07913 442574 to arrange a visit.
Please ask about small group visits, talks etc.
We hold various public events in the village during the year which often include displays on various themes. If we have events booked they will be shown on this page and details will also be posted on our Facebook page.
Keeping in touch
Chrishall Village Archive
The Brand Pavilion, Jigney’s Meadow
Chrishall, Royston, Herts
How to find the Archive
The Archive is in Chrishall Pavilion on Jigneys Meadow. Whether you are entering the village from Chrishall Grange via the A505, or from the main Saffron Walden/Royston road, head for The Red Cow pub in the centre of the village. The Archive is situated in the Pavilion on the playing field at the back of the old school, opposite the pub.
Please park in the High Street, being careful to avoid private driveway access of course. There is a footpath at the side of the old school where you can walk through onto the playing field (“Jigneys”). You will find the Pavilion here to your right.
The collection comprises many written records from the village such as newsletters and parish council minutes. There are also copies of the census returns and older church records. There are interviews on tape and CD which we will be able to make available in due course and collections of photographs. We plan to have display boards for different topics and also some lists of collection items that you might like to browse. There will be a suggestions box too so if there are things you would like to research or see in the collection do let us know.
Booking an individual visit, a small group visit, or any other queries
If you would like to ask about opening the Archive for a specific event or you have any other queries please let us know on the form below: