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In the village...

The Little Baddow Society

The Family History Group

Little Baddow Parish Council Website


Other links...

Essex Record Office

Maldon Archaeology and History Group

History House

the museum of power

Chelmsford Museums Service 


Remember these events?

Victorian Christmas Games! (2013)

heather hills

The Heather Hills, 1918


Click here to see Keith Bonsor's film of Remembrance Sunday.

Click on the image above for information about Little Baddow's re-dedicated War Memorial.

or, if you are using a mobile phone, click here








Open Gardens


Observed any wildlife in the village recently?

Latest sightings are posted in the History Centre and on a board in the cart lodge.

News from The History Centre, April - May 2019
We are delighted to continue our Wildlife Sighting records in conjunction with the Exhibition --‘Our Natural History’
During April we had a great variation in temperature, exceptional warmth in late April and extreme cold in early May!
This has not deterred are nature spotters- Thank you to all contributions!
Birds spotted include several sightings of Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Nuthatch, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Skylarks, Pied Wagtail, Swallows, Song Thrush and very busy Blackbirds. Red Legged Partridge and Pheasants are enjoying the sanctuary of local gardens!
The farm reservoir is home to 8 Greylag goslings with proud parents and 2 older geese, possibly last years’ lucky survivors. Shovelers, Widgeon, Oystercatcher and an Egyptian Goose have been seen nearer the river.
The Cuckoo was heard on 16th and 20th April and the Buzzards have been very busy and subject to aerial attacks from other species.
The Bluebells and Wood Anemones have been in full bloom with Red Campion and Queen Anne ’s Lace gracing the roadside throughout the local lanes and a delicious froth of Hawthorn blossom.
Please continue the sightings and visit the Exhibition to see further information on  ‘Our Natural History’
Please keep the updates coming- either by visiting the History Centre or emailing to


foldersCome and browse our folders for information on people, places and previous exhibition material!

We have paperback editions of the five historical novels by Jesse Berridge, all set within the village. Click any cover image for more information...

Tudor Rose Stronghold Gracys Walk Brother john bettina

Opening times...

Wednesdays 2 - 4pm

Thursdays 10am - noon

Sundays 2 - 4pm

The Archive...

If you would like to join us in helping to sort and identify some of the fascinating new items that arrive for our archive, take a look at our Archive page by clicking here.

Following a Summer break, our next 'archive' session, will be on...

Monday, September 2nd, 10am - noon

Researching? Able to look up matieral within an Excel spreadsheet? If so, click here for a spreadsheet showing general folders within our archive and over 1,500 individual items within our database.

The History Centre

This lovely, light room is available for hire on a regular or occasional basis.

Ideal for Art, Craft groups, Meetings, Choir practice and Music groups.

It seats up to 24 people, with parking, toilets, tea and coffee making facilities available.

For further information and Terms & Conditions, please contact: M Klaber

01245 224539

For information about our 2019 programme and other events in the village...




miss sorrelsAll three volumes of Sheila Rowley's history of the village are available as free digital downloads.

Just follow the 'Shop and Publications' link above.