Rettendon

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Rettendon
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Rettendon is located in Essex
Rettendon
Rettendon
Location within Essex
OS grid referenceTQ765985
Civil parish
  • Rettendon
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtCM3
Dialling code01268
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Essex
51°39′16″N 0°32′59″E / 51.654401°N 0.54966°E / 51.654401; 0.54966Coordinates: 51°39′16″N 0°32′59″E / 51.654401°N 0.54966°E / 51.654401; 0.54966

Rettendon is a small village and civil parish in the Borough of Chelmsford in Essex, England about 8 miles (13 km) south east of the city of Chelmsford. Situated near the River Crouch the village was once owned by the Bishop of Ely. The A130 formerly passed through the village. There are a number of listed buildings in the parish.[1]

Education[edit]

Rettendon Primary School is located on the Main Road running through the village.

Hyde Hall[edit]

To the east of Rettendon, the garden at Hyde Hall was donated to the Royal Horticultural Society in 1993 and is open to the public.[2]

Triple murders[edit]

On 6 December 1995, Rettendon was the scene of the murder of three drug dealers shot dead in a Range Rover down a small farm track.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chelmsford City Council: "About listed buildings"
  2. ^ History of Hyde Hall, Royal Horticultural Society, archived from the original on 11 March 2013, retrieved 15 March 2013
  3. ^ Bennett, Will (8 December 1995). "Leah Betts link to triple killing-Drugs squad probe gangland murder". The Independent. Retrieved 18 September 2012.

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