Great Baddow Darts Team Crowned ‘Best In The World’

Blue Lion darts team

Great Baddow has the best pub darts team in the world! The team from The Blue Lion were crowned ‘the world’s best darts team’ following their victory at the 2014 Punch Darts Classic in Blackpool. The team won £2,500. 1,100 pubs took part in the tournament with 32 teams battling it out in the finals. The Blue Lion…

Larkrise Primary School

Larkrise Primary

Larkrise is on the northern side of Great Baddow on Dorset Avenue. It is a Community School that teaches children from 4 years until 11 years. It has a capacity for 210 children. Larkrise has close links with Great Baddow High School, where a majority of children go on to. Larkrise is sited between Beehive Lane County Primary,…

The Great Baddow Radar Tower

Great Baddow Tower

For most villages in Essex the most easily visible sight is that of the church spire – not Great Baddow. For miles all around the first sight of Baddow is its tower. But, what is it? The Great Baddow Tower / Mast is the remains of Britain’s early warning defence network from WW2. A series…

Great Baddow High School

Great Baddow High School

Great Baddow High School is a secondary school with sixth form college. There are around 1,390 students. Ofsted rate it is Good (Ofsted report page). Headteacher: Carrie Lynch Duffield Road, Beehive Lane, Chelmsford CM2 9RZ Tel:  01245 265821 Web: Twitter: @GtBaddowHighSch “Great Baddow High School: a happy, safe and successful 11-18 school of which we are very proud.” Since…

Baddow Bin Collections and Recycling Dates

green recycle box

Waste collection and recycling is done on a Tuesday in Great Baddow. Main waste (black bin) is weekly. All collection dates are below. What goes in which bin? If you need a new green box, request one here. Plastics and cartons bag: all plastic bottles, lids, drinks cartons, ready meal trays, ice cream tubs, yoghurt…

The Secret Tunnels

This is just an example of what a tunnel might look like, if it was to be discovered under the streets of Great Baddow

There are several references to secret tunnels in Great Baddow. These tunnels are supposedly between St. Mary’s Church and the 17th century White Horse pub, and some reports says that they also run beneath the buildings adjoining the White Horse, namely the Essex Carpet Centre. All of these buildings are old and the idea of tunnels…

Weather Forecast


This three day weather forecast for Great Baddow is supplied by BBC Weather. Great Baddow generally enjoys a warmer and dryer climate than the rest of the UK, which is typical of Essex. [hungryfeed url=””]

Homes / Houses for Sale

homes for sale in Great Baddow

Here are the latest houses that have come on to the market in Great Baddow. More houses can be found on the Zoopla website. For some information on house prices in the village see our page Most Expensive Areas in Great Baddow. Great Baddow recently welcomed Sarah Beeny who viewed one of the more interesting house makeovers in…

Retirement and Care Homes for the Elderly

Newholme House on Baddow Road

Great Baddow  is an excellent place to retire. The village is large enough to have all the amenities that you require while being close to town also. There are many social groups aim towards seniors too. Great Baddow has a few excellent retirement houses and flats and one care home. Some retirement homes are for people…

Galleywood and Great Baddow Lawn Cemetery

Galleywood and Great Baddow Law Cemetary

Galleywood and Great Baddow Lawn Cemetery is on Vicarage Lane, next door to Baddow allotments. It is one of the most tranquil areas of Great Baddow, being suitably far from the bypass and the A12. The cemetery is very well maintained and it is a very popular area. In 1998 it has expanded to take…