Chignall Smealy, Essex Family History Guide

Chignall Smealy is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Alternative names: Brick Chignall, Little Chignall

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1600
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1629; 1639; 1800

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

Adjacent Parishes

  • Pleshy
  • Highwood
  • Chignall St James
  • Great Waltham
  • High Easter
  • Mashbury

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CHIGNAL-SMEALY, or Little Chignal, a parish in Chelmsford district, Essex; 4½ miles NW by N of Chelmsford town and r. station. Post town, Great Waltham, under Chelmsford. Acres, 476. Real property, £709. Pop., 70. Houses, 14. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £120. Patron, Major Spitty. The church is good.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Essex
  • Civil Registration District: Chelmsford
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Essex
  • Diocese: Pre-1846 - London, Post-1845 - Rochester
  • Rural Deanery: Chelmsford
  • Poor Law Union: Chelmsford
  • Hundred: Chelmsford
  • Province: Canterbury