Great Waltham

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Great Waltham
Guildhall, Great Waltham, Essex - - 147321.jpg
Great Waltham Guildhall
Great Waltham is located in Essex
Great Waltham
Great Waltham
Location within Essex
OS grid referenceTL6960213455
Civil parish
  • Great Waltham
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtCM3
Dialling code01245
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
51°47′37″N 0°27′27″E / 51.793598°N 0.45738000°E / 51.793598; 0.45738000Coordinates: 51°47′37″N 0°27′27″E / 51.793598°N 0.45738000°E / 51.793598; 0.45738000

Great Waltham — also known as Church End — is a village and civil parish in the Chelmsford district, in the county of Essex.[1]

The parish contains the village of Ford End, and the hamlets of Broad's Green, Howe Street, Littley Green, North End and Fanner's Green, and the hamlet of Breeds, part of Great Waltham village. Walthambury Brook, a tributary of the River Chelmer, flows west to east through the parish and at the north of the village.


There were Roman settlements in the area.[citation needed] The Church of St Mary and St Lawrence is of Norman or earlier origin and is constructed of flint and stone.[2] There is an Elizabethan guildhall, also known as Badynghams, and a Grade I listed house called Langley's.[3]


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

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  1. ^ Great Waltham Parish Council
  2. ^ Esplen, Alan; Great Waltham Parish Essex vanity web site
  3. ^ Historic England. "Langleys (1305533)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 9 September 2019.

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