Broomfield, Essex

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Broomfield
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St Mary, Broomfield
Broomfield is located in Essex
Broomfield
Broomfield
Broomfield shown within Essex
Population 3,971 (2008)[1]
OS grid reference TL706103
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Chelmsford
Postcode district CM1
Dialling code 01245
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
EssexCoordinates: 51°45′54″N 0°28′16″E / 51.765°N 0.471°E / 51.765; 0.471

Broomfield is a village and residential suburb situated immediately to the north of Chelmsford, in central Essex. It is the site of a major Accident & Emergency hospital. There are two public houses as well as primary and secondary schools [2] and sports clubs.

Local amenities[edit]

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.[3]

There are two sports clubs - Broomfield F.C. and Broomfield Cricket Club.[4] Broomfield Football Club was established in 1905.[5] The club still plays on its ground in Mill Lane, Broomfield

Chelmer Valley High School,[6] the local secondary school, is situated next to the hospital and is the main catchment school for the Chelmsford area, along with The Boswells School in Springfield.

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

Religious sites[edit]

The local church is St Mary with St Leonard, on Church Green. It is part of Chelmsford North Deanery.[7] There is also a Methodist church, at 124 Main Road.

Saxon princely tomb[edit]

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.[8] The burial has been compared with Taplow and Sutton Hoo.[9]

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