Chignall Smealy

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Chignal Smealy
Village of Chignall Smealy - geograph.org.uk - 119196.jpg
Village of Chignall Smealy
The church of St, Nicholas, Chignall Smealy - geograph.org.uk - 119199.jpg
The church of St Nicholas
Chignal Smealy is located in Essex
Chignal Smealy
Chignal Smealy
Chignal Smealy shown within Essex
Population 311 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference TL663113
Civil parish
  • Chignall
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CHELMSFORD
Postcode district CM1
Dialling code 01245
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
Essex
51°46′41″N 0°24′58″E / 51.778°N 0.416°E / 51.778; 0.416Coordinates: 51°46′41″N 0°24′58″E / 51.778°N 0.416°E / 51.778; 0.416

Chignal Smealy is a small village on the north-western outskirts of Chelmsford, Essex. The local church (St. Nicholas) is a red brick building, containing an unusual red brick baptismal font which has been used for many christenings.

The spelling of the village name is open to discussion. Sometimes it is spelt "Chignall Smealy" other times, it is spelt "Chignal Smealy".

The Queen's Birthday Flypast[edit]

The open views from the village give an excellent opportunity to watch the Queen's Birthday Flypast in June each year. The route is classified but in previous years the flight has been routed over the village then on to Hainault Country Park, Fairlop station and finally to the Mall. One memorable flypast over the village took place during the Queen's Golden Jubilee Weekend on 4 June 2002. A lavish flypast 14 miles long passed overhead at a speed of 310 mph, concluded by Concorde escorted by the Red Arrows.

The Village[edit]

Chignall Smealy has a number of different clubs and groups including: Bowls Club, Chignal 4 Art, Cricket Club, Gardening Club, Wine Discovery, Women's Institute.

The Pig and Whistle is a traditional rural village pub, dating back to the mid-19th century[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 September 2016. 
  2. ^ http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/pub/chelmsford/pig-whistle.aspx.

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