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Little Waltham

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Little Waltham is a village and civil parish just north of Chelmsford It is adjacent to the village of Great Waltham The Domesday Book refers to the two villages as Waltham, consisting of several manors The site of an Iron Age village was excavated before upgrading the main road north between the current villages

The village straddles the River Chelmer Its main street has a number of old houses near the bridge, notably a rare Essex example of a Wealden hall house, now divided into three cottages A footpath leads south alongside the river to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, part of which is a nature reserve The countryside is under continued threat from housing and road development

The parish church, St Mary the Virgin, is dedicated to St Martin of Tours, and has a Norman south door with a window above Its East window features local landmarks shown at the foot of the cross There is also a United Reformed Church in The Street

There is a pub in the centre of the village, The White Hart This has undergone extensive renovation in recent years to turn it from a traditional pub into a more modern "gastro-pub" serving quality food It has good reviews and an overall 4/5 rating on trip advisor The village also has a delicatessen and tea room, Cairnsworths

The village has a doctor's surgery in Brook Hill, with a pharmacy on site

There are two main halls in the village, Tufnell Hall and the Memorial Hall Tufnell Hall is home to the Little Waltham Sports and Social Club, which hosts the village football team as well as badminton Tufnell Hall has a main hall which is used by the Montessori Nursery School during term times see Education and is available for hire for functions, plus a separate bar area open to members and visitors The Memorial Hall is used by the village playgroup and is also used as the polling station for elections The United Reformed Church also has a smaller hall which is primarily used for church functions plus the Applepips nursery school

The village also has a cricket team, the ground is in the centre of the village opposite the White Hart pub and Tufnell Hall

Education

Most Primary School age children in Little Waltham attend either Little Waltham Church of England Primary School, with some attending Great Waltham Church of England Primary School nearby High School age children typically attend Chelmer Valley High School in nearby Broomfield There are also nursery schools in the village including: a Montessori Nursery School, Rainbow Little Waltham, for 2-5 year olds; Applepips at the URC; and the playgroup at the Memorial Hall

Notes

  1. ^ Parish Council
  2. ^ Emergency Plan
  3. ^ Little Waltham Meadows Archived 2011-06-16 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ threat
  5. ^ Ages In The Making a history of two Essex villages, R Phillips and R Bazett, 1973, 1974

External links

Media related to Little Waltham at Wikimedia Commons

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