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Great Baddow, Essex

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Great Baddow, Essex

Great Baddow is an urban village in the Chelmsford borough of Essex, England. It is close to the county town, Chelmsford and, with a population of over 13,000, is one of the largest villages in the country. Great Baddow (Baddow meaning 'bad water') was named after the River Baddow (now known as the River Chelmer) which runs a mile or so east of the village. The centre of Great Baddow is now a Conservation Area and contains over 30 listed buildings.
DistrictChelmsford
Post townChelmsford
Administrative CountyEssex
Traditional CountyEssex
OS GridTL7205
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Fire and Rescue AuthorityEssex
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01245
Population14,000
 

Other names by which Great Baddow, Essex has been known in the past

Baddow ~ Baddow Great

Great Baddow, Essex in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Baddow, Great, par. and vil. with seat, NW. Essex, 2 miles SE. of Chelmsford, 3910 ac., pop. 2055; P.O.

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