Little Chishill

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Little Chishill
Little Chishill, St Nicholas - - 3305.jpg
St Nicholas, Little Chishill
Grid reference: TL419372
Location: 52°-0’55"N, 0°3’59"E
Post town: Royston
Postcode: SG8
Dialling code: 01763
Local Government
Council: South Cambridgeshire
South Cambridgeshire

Little Chishill is a hamlet and ancient parish in Essex, found to the south-west of Great Chishill and hard by the Hertfordshire border. The parish extends to the Cambridgeshire border too.

It is a hillside village, on the slope up from the brook marking the county border up towards Chrishall Common, which is the highest place in Essex. Great and Little Chishill are joined not by a direct road but by a bridleway across the hill, and indirectly by road.

The Domesday Book of 1086 records that Cishella, which was held by tenants of Count Eustace of Boulogne Geoffrey de Mandeville.

The parish church of Little Chishill is St Nicholas, which was probably founded around the same time as St Swithun's, Great Chishill.

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The bridleway from Great Chishill to Little Chishill