Chignall St James, Essex Family History Guide

Chignall St James is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

Alternative names: Chicknell, Chickney, Great Chignall

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1724
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1801

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CHIGNAL-ST. JAMES, or Great Chignal, a parish in Chelmsford district, Essex; on an affluent of the river Chelmer, 3 miles NW of Chelmsford. Post town, Chelmsford. Acres, 908. Real property, £1,523. Pop., 258. Houses, 54. The property is subdivided. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Mashbury, in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £430. Patron, the Rev. J. G. Milne. The church is good; and there was formerly another church, dedicated to St. Mary. Charities, £12.

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