Great Waltham

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Great Waltham
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Great Waltham Guildhall
Grid reference: TL6960213455
Location: 51°47’37"N, 0°27’27"E
Post town: Chelmsford
Postcode: CM3
Dialling code: 01245
Local Government
Council: Chelmsford

Great Waltham is a village and parish in the Chelmsford hundred of Essex. It is a few miles away from the city of Chelmsford itself.

Great Waltham is on Walthambury Brook. The parish also consists of the village of Ford End, and five hamlets – Howe Street, Littley Green, North End, Broads Green, and Fanner's End.

Notable buildings

There were Roman settlements in the area. The Church of St Mary and St Lawrence is of Norman or earlier origin and is constructed of flint and stone.[1] There is an Elizabethan guildhall, also known as Badynghams, and a large Grade-I-listed house called Langley's[2] which has existed for over 300 years and is surrounded by a deer park, although the parkland is actually used for cattle grazing.


The village has a primary school, a post office, two churches and a few pubs. It used to have a bakery, a garage and a small fire station but they closed down in the late 1900s. The village of Little Waltham is located about a mile away.


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