Little Baddow is a small, rural Essex village surrounded by beautiful protected woodlands and bordered to the north by the Chelmer and Blackwater navigation. Perched on one of the highest points in Essex it is a mecca for walkers, Cyclists and dog lovers with miles of footpaths through beautiful nature reserves or along the Chelmer and Blackwater to Paper Mill Lock.
From the evidence of finds found and identified in the locality, we can trace the origins of our village back through Roman Times, through the Iron Age, Bronze Age, Stone Age, as far back as the Mesolithic period.
It is believed, that from the 3rd Century the Celts , occupied the high ground overlooking the river which was navigable as far as Little Baddow. They are likely to have still been in residence when the Romans built a small farm near to where the Church now stands, and possibly still there when the Saxons settled the lower land, establishing a watermill and a row of farms parallel with the river, some of which still exist today.
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