Broomfield, Essex

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St Mary, Broomfield
Grid reference: TL706103
Location: 51°45’54"N, 0°28’16"E
Population: 3,971  (2008)
Post town: Chelmsford
Postcode: CM1
Dialling code: 01245
Local Government
Council: Chelmsford
West Chelmsford

Broomfield is a village and parish in Essex that forms a residential suburb of Chelmsford, immediately north of the city itself. It is the site of a major Accident & Emergency hospital. There are two public houses as well as primary and secondary schools [1] and sports clubs.

Local amenities

Broomfield Hospital is one of the largest in the East of England. It is a national specialist centre for Plastics and Burns treatment. It also is a specialist clinic for the diagnosis and treatment of complex ENT cases.[2]

There are two sports clubs - Broomfield F.C. and Broomfield Cricket Club.[3] Broomfield Football Club was established in 1905.[4] The club still plays on its ground in Mill Lane, Broomfield

The charity Green Zone Community Climate Action begun in the village.


Chelmer Valley High School[5] is a secondary school situated next to the hospital.

Religious sites

The local church is St Mary with St Leonard, on Church Green. It is part of Chelmsford North Deanery.[6] There is also a Methodist church, at 124 Main Road.

Saxon princely tomb

Broomfield is the site of an important Anglo-Saxon burial which was discovered by workmen in 1888 after which there was a partial excavation. A more complete excavation was later made by CH Reid. Finds include weapons, gold ornaments and domestic items such as glassware, cups and buckets. The finds are now in the British Museum.[7] The burial has been compared with Taplow and Sutton Hoo.[8]


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