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Chelmsford town guide

Chelmsford has been the County town of Essex since 1250. The town's history from Roman times to today is recorded in the Chelmsford Museum. The Roman settlement was given the name Caesaromagus (Caesar's Market Place), and it was the only town in Roman Britain given what was then the great honour of the Imperial prefix.

Other museums in the town are the Essex Regiment and Sandford Mill Museums, which are well worth a visit.

Guglielmo Marconi established the world's first radio factory in Chelmsford. The town is proud of its claim to be the birthplace of radio.

Marconi took over a former silk mill in Hall Street, Chelmsford in 1898 and established it as the world's first radio factory - the Wireless Telegraph and Signal Company Limited.

Chelmsford is within easy reach by hire car of London's Stanstead Airport. The beautiful sailing area around Burnham on Crouch can also be reached by rental car.

Nearby Hylands House is a beautiful grade II* listed building, surrounded by over 600 acres of Heritage landscape and parkland.

The Engine House project is based at Sandford Mill, Chelmsford's old waterworks, where the Museum's industrial collections are stored.

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