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History of Chrishall
The Red Cow Inn, Chrishall
Photograph by kind permission of Robert Edwards,
contributor to the Geograph Project
Welcome to the home page for the History of Chrishall and its inhabitants.
Below you find links to a range of sources transcribed by History House. Further below under 'more local history sources' you will find to links to other places on the web where you can continue your research.
For other locations in Essex see our alphabetical list of Essex towns and villages.
White's Directory of Essex 1848
CHRISHALL is a village and parish among the hills bordering upon Hertforshire and Cambridgeshire, 7 miles >>more.
White's Directory of Essex 1848 - list of inhabitants.
White's Directory of Essex 1863
White's Directory of Essex 1863 - list of inhabitants.
Post Office Directory of Essex 1874
Post Office Directory of Essex 1874 - list of inhabitants.
Chrishall Criminal Cases
Court cases involving Chrishall residents - ongoing project >>more.
Education in Chrishall
Reports and returns on schools and education in Chrishall.
Under the Poor Law of 1834, Chrishall became part of the Saffron Walden Union. See our article on researching your workhouse and pauper ancestors.
My Chrishall Ancestors
Are your ancestors from Chrishall? Why not tell us their story: My Ancestors.
More local history sources
Discover how to explore newspaper archives. With millions of pages now online, there is always the possibility of finding articles featuring your ancestors.
Ebay is now a great source for old images of Essex towns and villages. If you're looking for pictures to add to your family tree album, then try one of the auctions, or there are several 'Buy It Now' shops offering postcards which have been touched up and improved - so if you're unsure about bidding, try these. Link already formatted for Essex. Browse through or type the name of the location in the Ebay search box. >>
Also on Ebay are legal documents on vellum. This link is formatted for Essex. (Sometimes I think these should be in an archive.) >>
Books featuring Chrishall from Abebooks. Just click the logo. The search terms are already formatted for Chrishall.
Search for Chrishall census returns at ancestry.co.uk.
The Essex Record Office 'ERO' is an excellent starting point for research. The ERO has an online catalogue by the name of SEAX and many of the parish registers are now available online. Access to both via the ERO's homepage.
If you are unable to travel to the ERO, we provide a professional archival research service.
Chrishall Days Past web site with local history, census returns and numerous old photographs.
1881 Ordnance Survey Map from the British History Online web site (Essex: 008, Ordnance Survey 1:10,560: Epoch 1.0).
Ordnance Survey - type the place name in the gazetteer search box to view detailed map of Chrishall.
Heritage Gateway. Database of national and local records of England's historic sites and buildings. Includes records and photographs of all listed buildings, and historical and archaeological information on locations throughout England.