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Coordinates: 51°46′41″N 0°24′58″E / 51.778, 0.416
Chignal Smealy
Village of Chignall Smealy - geograph.org.uk - 119196
Village of Chignall Smealy
The church of St, Nicholas, Chignall Smealy - geograph.org.uk - 119199
The church of St Nicholas



Essex UK location map
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Chignal Smealy

Red pog.svg Chignal Smealy shown within Essex
OS grid reference TL663113
District Chelmsford
Shire county Essex
Region East
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


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 FlypastEdit

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 310mph, concluded by Concorde escorted by the Red Arrows.

The VillageEdit

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[1]http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/pub/chelmsford/pig-whistle.aspx.

ReferencesEdit

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