Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Chelmsford

Chelmsford, co. town of Essex, market town, and par., 3 miles NE. of London by rail -- par. and town, 2858 ac. (21 water), pop. 9885; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 5 newspapers. Market-day, Friday; is situated in the valley of the Chelmer, near its junction with the Cann, and has communication by the river with Maldon and the sea 11 m. E. C. has considerable trade in agricultural produce; also corn-mills, tanneries, and a brewery. It possesses a grammar-school founded by Edward VI.

(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))

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Feature Description: "county town of Essex, market town, and parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "capitals")
Administrative units: Chelmsford CP/AP       Essex AncC
Place: Chelmsford

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