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Roxwell
Village sign and church, Roxwell - geograph.org.uk - 105090.jpg
Village sign and church
Population 1,044 (2011 Census)
Civil parish
  • Roxwell
District
  • Chelmsford
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Chelmsford
Postcode district CM1
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
Essex
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Roxwell is a village and civil parish in the Chelmsford District of Essex, England. The village is approximately 4 miles (6 km) west from the centre of the county town of Chelmsford, and to the south of the A1060 road, on which are the parish hamlets of Boyton Cross and Chalk End. Further Roxwell hamlets are Peppers Green at the north of the parish and Radley Green at the south.

The village

St Michael and All Angels' church, Roxwell-geograph.org.uk-2180616
St Michael and All Angels' church

The Anglican parish church of St Michael and All Angels dates from the 14th century and is a Grade II* listed building. There is a primary school called Roxwell Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School which is linked to the local Anglican parish church, the Chequers public house, and a village store and post office.

Newland Hall, an Elizabethan manor house on Bishop Stortford Road, was built by the Newland family, descendants of the 13th century lord of the manor Ralph de Neweland. At the time of the Domesday Book, the land was owned by Eustace, Earl of Boulogne. The Hall is now used as a wedding venue.

History

Ordnance Survey Map of Roxwell 20th Century
Ordnance Survey of Great Britain

In 1870-72, Roxwell was described as:

"a parish, with a village, in Chelmsford district, Essex; on the river Chelmer, 4½ miles W by N of Chelmsford r. station."

In 1894, the village had a parish council consisting of 7 members and a chairman. Also, at this time the village had a manor house called Dukes Manor which belonged to Lord Petre.

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