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Chelmsford



Introduction of Chelmsford
Market town and administrative headquarters ofEssex, 30 mi NE of London. In the DomesdayBook, the record of the census of England made in1085-86 for the Norman king William I, the town islisted as Celmeresfort. In 1215 Chelmsford wasmade a center for tax collection, while a grammarschool was established here in 1551. There is also achurch built in 1424. Excavations in 1849 revealedthe remains of a Roman settlement, Caesaromagus,on the site of Chelmsford. The town housed industryand antiaircraft batteries in World War II and was severely damaged by German bombings. Thefirst wireless telegraph broadcasting service beganhere in 1920.Market town and administrative headquarters ofEssex, 30 mi NE of London. In the DomesdayBook, the record of the census of England made in1085-86 for the Norman king William I, the town islisted as Celmeresfort. In 1215 Chelmsford wasmade a center for tax collection, while a grammarschool was established here in 1551. There is also achurch built in 1424. Excavations in 1849 revealedthe remains of a Roman settlement, Caesaromagus,on the site of Chelmsford. The town housed industryand antiaircraft batteries in World War II and was severely damaged by German bombings. Thefirst wireless telegraph broadcasting service beganhere in 1920.

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