Little Waltham

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Little Waltham
Village centre
Village centre
Little Waltham is located in Essex
Little Waltham
Little Waltham
 Little Waltham shown within Essex
Population 1,285 
OS grid reference TL7012
Shire county Essex
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district CM3
Dialling code 01245
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament Saffron Walden
List of places

Coordinates: 51°48′00″N 0°29′00″E / 51.8000°N 0.4833°E / 51.8000; 0.4833

Little Waltham[1][2] is a village just north of Chelmsford. It is adjacent to the village of Great Waltham. The Domesday Book refers to the two villages as Waltham, consisting of several manors. The site of an Iron Age village was excavated before upgrading the main road north between the current villages.

The village straddles the River Chelmer. Its main street has a number of old houses near the bridge. Notably a rare Essex example of a Wealden hall house, now divided into three cottages. A footpath leads south alongside the river to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, part of which is a nature reserve.[3] The countryside is under continued threat.[4]

The parish church is dedicated to St Martin of Tours, and has a Norman south door with a window above.[5] Its East window features local landmarks shown at the foot of the cross.


Primary School age children in Little Waltham attend either Little Waltham Church of England Primary School, with some attending Great Waltham Church of England Primary School nearby. High School age children typically attend Chelmer Valley High School in nearby Broomfield.


  1. ^ Parish Council
  2. ^ Emergency Plan
  3. ^ Little Waltham Meadows
  4. ^ threat
  5. ^ Ages In The Making a history of two Essex villages, R. Phillips and R. Bazett, 1973, 1974

External links[edit]

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