Place:Great Baddow, Essex, England

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NameGreat Baddow
Alt namesBaduuensource: Domesday Book (1985) p 102
TypeVillage
Coordinates51.717°N 0.483°E
Located inEssex, England
See alsoChelmsford Rural, Essex, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
Chelmsford (district), Essex, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Great Baddow is an urban village and civil parish 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's name is believed to have been derived from the River Beadwan, now known as the River Chelmer, which marks the northern boundary of the village. Beadwan is thought to be a Celtic word of uncertain meaning, possibly "birch stream" or a reference to the goddess Badbh.[1] The centre of Great Baddow is now a Conservation Area and contains over 30 listed buildings.

The parish was part of the Chelmsford Rural District from 1894 until 1974, and since 1974 it has been located in the Chelmsford District or Borough.

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