Visiting Chrishall Archive

Currently available to view in the Archive:

Copies of the Chrishall Scrapbook
The Harvey Photo collection
Parish Plan 2007
Church Archaeology Report 2016
Essex Record Office Sound Archive recordings: Jack Green, Annie Rogers and Irene Cranwell
Census Returns
Mr Hile’s history of the village
Parish Council minutes 1894 – 1963
Essex Church News 1913 – 1939
Village newsletters 1981 – 1987 and 1989 – 1997
First World War and War Memorial research
Methodist Chapel papers
Church Baptism Records 1661 – 1812
Chrishall Society records 1978 – 1981

and more being added all the time!

General Opening Hours

2 – 5pm as follows:

  • The first Sunday of the month between March and October
  • Bank Holidays
  • Village Event days
  • Other times by arrangement (see below)

Opening hours for 2018

The dates for 2018 are as follows:

Sunday 1st April – Easter Sunday and our first opening of the year

Monday 2nd April

Sunday 6th May

Monday 7th May

Monday 28th May

Sunday 3rd June

Sunday 1st July**

Sunday 5th August**

Monday 27th August

Sunday 2nd September

Sunday 7th October

Closed for the winter.

**No extra displays on these two dates as we will be sharing the Pavilion with the cricket teams.  We are still open and will have plenty for you to look at though so do call in.

The collection

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.

How to find the Archive

The Archive is in Chrishall Pavilion on Jigneys Meadow.

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.

If you would like to ask about opening the Archive for a specific event please let us know on the form below:

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