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Chawston Index of Pages

The following pages are designed to give a brief history of some aspects of the community. They are certainly not intended to be exhaustive and more work could be done, for example, on the interesting buildings with reference to census returns, electoral registers and name searches for owners and/or occupiers amongst our other archives, or on churches with reference to the parish records. We hope that reading these pages will encourage you to do more research of your own. If you find additional information on any of the pages below or, indeed, information on aspects of the community not covered here, we would love to hear from you and could publish your research here, giving credit, of course, where it is due!


The Community of Chawston in General

Chawston Before 1086

Chawston in 1086

The Manor of Chawston

A Medieval Drowning in Chawston

Chawston Maps


Primitive Methodism in Chawston

Interesting Buildings

Colesden Road

Aubretia Cottage Chawston

Bridge Farm Chawston

Chawston House

Chawston Lodge

Chawston Manor

Claygates Chawston

Holly Cottage Chawston

Laburnham Cottage Chawston

Great North Road

Brook Cottages Chawston

Nags End Lane

Field Cottage Chawston

Little Thatch Chawston

Scuttle Cottage Chawston

Thatch Cottage Chawston

Licensed Premises

The Jolly Plough Boys Beerhouse Chawston

The Nags Head Public House Chawston