Great Baddow  Essex


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Great Baddow like this:

BADDOW (Great), a village, a parish, and a sub district, in the district of Chelmsford, Essex. The village stands near the river Chelmer, 2 miles ESE of Chelmsford r. station; has a post office under Chelmsford; and is a pleasant place, with a considerable number of genteel residents. The parish comprises 3,821 acres. ...

Real property, £11,061. Pop., 2,061. Houses, 473. The property is much sub divided. The manor belonged to Algar, Earl of Mercia; was given by William the Conqueror to the abbey of Caen in Normandy; passed, in the time of Henry I., to the Earl of Gloucester; and went through a series of pro prietors, to the family of Houblon. The living is a vicar age in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £402.* Patron, Mrs. Bullen. The church formerly had two chantries; and is very good. Parker's school has an endowed in come of £169; and other charities have £86. Richard de Badew, the founder of Clare Hall, Cambridge, was a native. The subdistrict contains four parishes. Acres, 14,585. Pop., 6,857. Houses, 1,490.

Great Baddow through time

Great Baddow is now part of Chelmsford district. Click here for graphs and data of how Chelmsford has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Great Baddow itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Great Baddow, in Chelmsford and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th January 2022

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