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Ford End is a pretty Essex village in the parish of Great Waltham, on the B1008 between Chelmsford and Great Dunmow.
Ford End has an old cricket green, also once used as a village green, surrounded by houses (some dating back hundreds of years), a church, a blacksmiths (now a private home) and a village well (also in the garden of a private home). This pattern neatly follows the Anglo Saxon village design (as outlined in The Making of the English Landscape, by W.G. Hoskins).
Ford End also has a village hall (available to hire for private functions) and a Church of England Primary School.
The village was written about by Winfred Eastment in “Ford End – the story of an Essex Village”.
The B1008 is an old Roman Road and can be found identified as road 300 in Margary’s Roman Roads in Britain.
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