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Where is Chelmsford?

Chelmsford is located in the county of Essex, Eastern England, eight miles north of the town of Billericay, and 30 miles north-east of London. Chelmsford falls within the district council of Chelmsford, under the county council of Essex. It is in the CM1 postcode district. The post town for Chelmsford is Chelmsford.

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Chelmsford on a map

Map showing extent of Chelmsford as bounding box
Bounding box showing extent of Chelmsford
Map showing location of Chelmsford within the UK
Location of Chelmsford within the UK

Which county is Chelmsford in?

Chelmsford is in the ceremonial county of Essex, the historic county of Essex, and the administrative county of Essex.

Ceremonial CountyEssex
Historic CountyEssex
Administrative CountyEssex

Where is Chelmsford in Essex?

Chelmsford is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Essex, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Essex.

Map showing location of Chelmsford within Essex
Location of Chelmsford within Essex

What is the postcode for Chelmsford?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Chelmsford is CM1 1NF.

Where is Chelmsford in CM1?

Chelmsford is situated towards the southernmost extremity of the CM1 postcode district, and towards the easternmost extremity of the CM1 postcode district.

Map showing location of Chelmsford within CM1
Location of Chelmsford within CM1

What is the post town for Chelmsford?

The post town for Chelmsford is Chelmsford. Chelmsford is in the CM1 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Chelmsford.

What is the latitude and longitude of Chelmsford?

The centre of Chelmsford is located at position 51.73704° latitude and 0.47361° longitude.

Latitude51.73704°
Longitude0.47361°

What is the easting and northing of Chelmsford?

The centre of Chelmsford is located at the grid reference easting 570897 and northing 207155 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting570897
Northing207155

What are the nearest towns to Chelmsford?

Position of Chelmsford relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Chelmsford to the centre of the town.

north
8m
Chelmsford is 8 miles north of Billericay
south-west
8m
Chelmsford is 8 miles south-west of Witham
north
9m
Chelmsford is 9 miles north of Wickford
west
9m
Chelmsford is 9 miles west of Maldon
north-west
9m
Chelmsford is 9 miles north-west of South Woodham Ferrers
east
10m
Chelmsford is 10 miles east of Chipping Ongar
south
10m
Chelmsford is 10 miles south of Braintree
south-east
10m
Chelmsford is 10 miles south-east of Great Dunmow
north-east
11m
Chelmsford is 11 miles north-east of Brentwood
north
12m
Chelmsford is 12 miles north of Basildon

What are the nearest cities to Chelmsford?

Position of Chelmsford relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Chelmsford to the centre of the city.

north-east
29m
Chelmsford is 29 miles north-east of City of London
north-east
30m
Chelmsford is 30 miles north-east of London
north-east
31m
Chelmsford is 31 miles north-east of City of Westminster
east
35m
Chelmsford is 35 miles east of St Albans
south-east
36m
Chelmsford is 36 miles south-east of Cambridge
north-west
41m
Chelmsford is 41 miles north-west of Canterbury
south
47m
Chelmsford is 47 miles south of Ely
south-east
65m
Chelmsford is 65 miles south-east of Peterborough
north
69m
Chelmsford is 69 miles north of Brighton and Hove
south-west
71m
Chelmsford is 71 miles south-west of Norwich

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