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Little Baddow, Essex

Historical Description

Baddow, Little, a village and a parish in Essex. The village stands on a tributary of the Chelmer river, 2 miles S of the G.E.R., and 4 E by N of Chelmsford, under which it has a post office; money order and telegraph office, Danbury. The parish includes also the hamlet of Mid-diemead. Acreage, 2735 of land and 21 of water; population, 543. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St Albans; net value, £297 with residence. The church, which is a building of Roman materials and rubble in the Early English style, contains a costly and splendid monument to the memory of Sir Henry Mildmay, Bart., who died in 1639. There is a Congregational chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyEssex 
Ecclesiastical parishLittle Baddow St. Mary 
Poor Law unionChelmsford 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Postal districtCM3
Post TownChelmsford