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Situated just to the west of Chelmsford, Writtle has been described as ‘one of the loveliest villages in England’.

Situated just to the west of Chelmsford, Writtle has been described as ‘one of the loveliest villages in England’.

At its centre, the Green with its duckpond is surrounded by wonderful character properties. Wander just off the Green and you will find the picturesque All Saints Church.

Although the village is small, there are plenty of amenities with a doctor’s surgery, dentist, small supermarkets and a post office and quaint village pubs and independent restaurants. Writtle is also home to Writtle Agricultural College, one of the oldest and largest specialist colleges supporting careers focused on Business and the "Green Industries.”

To the east, the A12 will take you south to the M25 at J28 and to the north to Suffolk and Norfolk. The A414 on the southern tip of Writtle on the other hand will take you directly onto the M11 at J7 about 14 miles away with Stansted Airport about another 12 miles further on.

For those considering living in Writtle there is a wide variety of property to choose from.  Its close proximity to Chelmsford’s facilities offers many opportunities.  Socialising and shopping on one hand and the rural surroundings on the other, including such attractions as Hylands House and its 574 acre park.

Primary & junior schools in Writtle

Writtle Primary School (State)
(Ages 4-7) Lodge Road, Writtle, CM1 3HZ 01245 420963
Writtle Junior School (State)
(Ages 7-11) Margaretting Road, Writtle, CM1 3HG 01245 420952

Secondary schools in Writtle

Hylands School (State)
(Ages 11-18) Hatfield Grove, Chelmsford, CM1 3DF 01245 266766

Doctors surgeries in Writtle

The Writtle Surgery
16 Lordship Road, Writtle, CM1 3EH 01245 421205
Whitley House Surgery
Crompton Building, Writtle Road, Chelmsford, CM1 3RW 01245 347539
Melbourne House Surgery
12 Napier Court, Chelmsford, CM1 2ED 01245 354370

Dentists in Writtle

Writtle Dental Surgery
4 Lawford Lane, Writtle, CM1 3EA 01245 421781

Supermarkets in or near Writtle

17 Bridge Street, Writtle, CM1 3EY 01245 421148
Forest Drive, Chelmsford, CM1 2TS 01245 258855
Princes Road, Chelmsford, CM2 9XW 08456 779191

Entertainment in Writtle

Writtle Bowling Club
Romans Place, Writtle, CM1 3JD 01245 420343
Writtle Scout Centre
Paradise Road, Writtle, CM1 3HW 01245 420958
Writtle Singers
All Saints Church, Writtle, CM1 3DT 01277 651970

Gyms, health & fitness clubs in Writtle

Virgin Active Health Club
New Writtle Street, Chelmsford, CM2 0RR 01245 396060
Nuffield Health
6 Riverside Retail Park, Victoria Road, CM1 1AN 01245 254400
Fitness First
Globe House, New Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1TA 08445 712840

Rail - Writtle to London by train

Nearest Train Station

Chelmsford [CHM] - approx. 13 minutes by bus


Journey Time
(15 minutes added for bus travel to Chelmsford

Busses run every 30 minutes Mon-Fri 7am-7pm)

38 minutes


Running intervals - around 7.30am

4-9 minutes


Annual season ticket price to London Terminals

taken during August 2018 for standard class adult season ticket

£3,968 (£5,008 if travelling into zones 1-6)

London Terminal

London Liverpool Street [LST]


Calling at:

Shenfield [SNF]

Stratford (London) [SRA]

London Liverpool Street [LST]


Train times taken from:

National Rail Enquiries - trains from Chelmsford - weekdays at 7.30am

For current prices use:

National Rail Season Ticket Calculator

Road - driving distances from Writtle to:

Major Roads

A12 (junction 12) 5 miles

M25 (junction 28) 8 miles via the A129 & A1023

M11 (junction 6) 17 miles via the M25

A127 4 miles via the A176 or A129


A130 9.5 miles via the A127

A414 8 miles via the B1007

A120 20 miles via the A12 & A130

A13 16 miles via the A127 & M25


Other Towns & Cities

Central London 33 miles via the A127, M25 & A13

Basildon 5.5 miles via the A176

Braintree 22 miles via the B1007, A12, A130 & A131

Brentwood 6 miles via the A129 & A1023

Chelmsford 8.5 miles via the B1007



Colchester 32 miles via the B1007 & A12

Ipswich 48 miles via the B1007 & A12

Romford 15 miles via the A12

Southend 17 miles via the A176 & A127

Wickford 8 miles via the A129



Stansted Airport 29 miles via the A12, M25, M11 & A120

London City Airport 29 miles via the A127, M25 & A13

Gatwick Airport 54 miles via the A127, M25 & M23



Heathrow Airport 62 miles via the A127, M25 & M4

Southend Airport 16 miles via the A127

Luton Airport 53 miles via the A127, M25 & M1

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Properties for Rent near Writtle, Chelmsford

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