Chelmsford  Essex


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Chelmsford like this:

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.

Chelmsford through time

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How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Chelmsford in Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 21st June 2024

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