Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for BADDOW (Great)

BADDOW (Great), a village, a parish, and a sub district, in the district of Chelmsford, Essex. The village stands near the river Chelmer, 2 miles ESE of Chelmsford r. station; has a post office under Chelmsford; and is a pleasant place, with a considerable number of genteel residents. The parish comprises 3,821 acres. Real property, £11,061. Pop., 2,061. Houses, 473. The property is much sub divided. The manor belonged to Algar, Earl of Mercia; was given by William the Conqueror to the abbey of Caen in Normandy; passed, in the time of Henry I., to the Earl of Gloucester; and went through a series of pro prietors, to the family of Houblon. The living is a vicar age in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £402.* Patron, Mrs. Bullen. The church formerly had two chantries; and is very good. Parker's school has an endowed in come of £169; and other charities have £86. Richard de Badew, the founder of Clare Hall, Cambridge, was a native. The subdistrict contains four parishes. Acres, 14,585. Pop., 6,857. Houses, 1,490.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village, a parish, and a sub district"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Great Baddow CP/AP       Great Baddow SubD       Essex AncC
Place names: BADDOW     |     BADDOW GREAT     |     GREAT BADDOW
Place: Great Baddow

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