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A historical view of Moulsham Street, Chelmsford

A historical view of Chelmsford, in Essex. The listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add a historical perspective of an area, in this case, Chelmsford.

Chelmsford pub index

Chelmsford has many different visions for me. From an early age, I visited close cousins in the area, and remember well the old Chelmsford route past Hylands, St Johns, and into the centre, always a bottle neck for traffic. It was only a twenty minute ride, but well remember the car sickness! This I eventually grew out of.

I was unaware of the rich history of Chelmsford that I missed, and much of the town was rebuilt in the 1960's. At a later stage in my life, I was always fond of the shopping centre - very modern, and appealing, compared to that of other local areas. A good place to park was in the car park near to Moulsham Street, and a short wander into the town centre.

About this time, with my sudden interest in family history, I spent many hours, with regular visits, to the very modern, and again appealing, and friendly Essex Record Office. Times change, and I do not visit the town as much as I used to, although I drive past Chelmsford every day, normally on the A12.

As my current research includes pub history, and noting that the Chelmsford section was 'missing' detail, I decided to take a closer look at one part of Chelmsford which has eluded much of the 1960's devastation, and still has a little history (Moulsham Street) - so here is a short guide to this single street on which I am building.

Moulsham Street - a historical perspective

1 - 20 Moulsham Street

21 - 40 Moulsham Street

42 - 60 Moulsham Street

61 - 100 Moulsham Street
226 - 200  /  [162 - 189] Moulsham Street

199 - 180 /   [142 - 161] Moulsham Street

179 - 160 /  [121 - 140] Moulsham Street

159 - 107 /  [-  120]  Moulsham Street

 

Do you have pictures of this area? Old or new, all are welcome.

I will add other streets when I feel they are relevant.



And Last updated on: Saturday, 18-Jul-2020 10:11:30 BST