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Little Baddow

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“BADDOW (LITTLE), a parish in the hundred of CHELMSFORD, county of ESSEX, 2½ miles (N. by W.) from Danbury, containing, with the hamlet of Little Mead, 583 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Essex., and diocese of London, rated in the king's books at £8. 2. 2., and in the patronage of Col. Strutt, who is also patron of the rectory, which is a sinecure, rated at £.7. 13. 4. The church is dedicated to St. Mary, In 1717, Edward Butler' bequeathed one hundred and ninety-six acres of land, and a wood containing thirty-six acres, directing the proceeds to be applied for clothing and educating children in this parish, and that of Boreham. A school for the instruction of twenty children is supported by the dissenters.” [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]

"MIDDLE-MEAD, a hamlet in the parish of LITTLE BADDOW, hundred of CHELMSFORD, though locally in the hundred of Dengie, county of ESSEX, 5 miles (E. N. E.) from Chelmsford, containing 202 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]
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Census

  • 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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Church History

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • Little Baddow was a member of the Chelmsford Hundred

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Maps

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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