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Great Baddow

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“BADDOW (GREAT), a parish in the hundred of CHELMSFORD, county of ESSEX, 1¾ mile (S. E.) from Chelmsford, containing 1603 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Essex, and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £18. 6. 8., and in the patronage of A. Bullen, Esq. The church is dedicated to St. Mary; its tower is covered with ivy. The village is very pleasantly situated, and is inhabited by several highly respectable families. A school for the instruction of twenty children is endowed with £20 per annum, aided by a bequest of £50 from Jasper Jefferey, in 1731: there is also an endowed school for the children of dissenters, and there are nine almshouses.” [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]

Galleywood - a place within this parish



  • Census returns are available from the usual sources for 1841-1911, which includes most copies held at the ERO, Wharf Rd, Chelmsford. More information on other ways to view these census returns on the Essex

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Historical Geography

  • Great Baddow was a member of the Chelmsford Hundred

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Great Baddow was a member of the Chelmsford Poor Law Union