Roxwell Past

An Essex village just outside the city of Chelmsford yet retaining a distinctly rural feel and with a deep history. Primarily a farming village that hasn't been adulterated, original houses, quaint pub, a shop, medieval church, Memorial hall and thriving school all lining the quiet main street.

The village dates back at least 600 years, with some properties still retaining original features from that period. The local people are very friendly and inclusive, making everyone who visits the village feel welcome and part of the community.

Roxwell has its own local history group, Roxwell Revealed, which researches Roxwell's past and organises meetings and walks exploring the local history and heritage. Their Mission Statement reads:

Roxwell Revealed is the village history and heritage group dedicated to preserving the past and making everyone aware of the rich environment in which we now live. Roxwell is the kind of place nearly everyone would like to live – rural but reachable, large enough to be diverse but small enough for each to know a large proportion of the village population. However, it has evolved from being mainly country folk employed locally to a more cosmopolitan mix including commuters working in surrounding towns as well as London and beyond. The group believes that this should be a cohesive mix and aims to make Roxwell Revealed an important piece of glue.

More information from chairman Ralph Metson:

Future news will be posted here but their original website, which is no longer updated, can be found here: