General Information about Chelmsford
Authorised by King John as a market town in 1199, Chelmsford has a long history. The town is located in the south east of England, about 40 kilometres southwest of the town Colchester and 48 kilometres north east of London. Chelmsford is the county town of Essex and has a population of more than 110,000 people. The town is often credited as the 'birthplace of radio' as Guglielmo Marconi opened the first wireless factory here in 1898. The first ball bearing factory in the United Kindgom was also established in Chelmsford in the same year.
There are many places to visit in Chelmsford such as the Chelmsford Cathedral, Shire Hall, Hylands House and Park, Chelmsford Museum, John Ray Cottage, Essex Regiment Museum and Clacton-on-Sea.
The Chelmsford Cathedral, or Church of England Cathedral, was originally built 800 years ago and called the Church of St Mary the Virgin. It was rebuilt during the 15th and 16th centuries and has had many additions since then such as the tower and spire and stained glass windows. The Cathedral is built almost at the centre of Chelmsford and still hosts regular services today, as well as concerts, lectures and ceremonies throughout the year.
Hylands House and Park was built for Sir John Comyns in 1730 and was originally a red brick mansion built in Queen-Anne style. The property was purchased by Cornelius Kortright just before 1800 and the gardens were redesigned. It has also been owned by Pierre Labouchere, John Attwood and Arthur Pryor, and is now rented by the Chelmsford Borough Council. Since 1996 Hylands Park, which stretches over 570 acres, has hosted the annual V Festival.
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