About Chrishall

Chrishall is a small village in north west Essex[/b] close to both the Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire borders. There has been a community here for at least 900 years as confirmed in the Domesday Book of 1086.
Chrishall’s location is key to its character with the parish being the highest point in Essex at 500 feet above sea level. Modern roads have avoided this high ground and therefore Chrishall is considered to be off the beaten track. Despite its relative isolation the village has a strong community spirit with excellent facilities such as a pre-school as well as a superb infant and junior school. The village also boasts a sports field, a playground, a church, many clubs and societies as well as the obligatory pub.

Chrishall’s population has remained largely unchanged over the last 170 years. In 1841 it totalled 518 and today about 450 people live in the village.

Communication around Chrishall is second to none, with easy access to major road systems (M11, A1 & A10) as well as regular train services from Royston, Audley End and Cambridge.

The Chrishall Archive Group maintains a physical archive of publications, such as the village newsletter, in the Brand Pavilion. It also has an excellent website exploring the history of the village and its surrounding area:


We hope this website will provide much of the information that you need to enjoy life in the village. If you think any additions or changes are needed please let us know by using our Contact form.