St Mary, Broomfield
Broomfield shown within Essex
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Broomfield is a village and residential suburb situated immediately to the north of Chelmsford, in central Essex. It is the site of a major Accident & Emergency hospital. There are two public houses as well as primary and secondary schools  and sports clubs.
Broomfield Hospital is one of the largest in the east of England. It is a national specialist centre for Plastics and Burns treatment.
Chelmer Valley High School, the local secondary school, is situated next to the hospital and is the main catchment school for the Chelmsford area, along with The Boswells School in Springfield.
The local church is St Mary with St Leonard, on Church Green. It is part of Chelmsford North Deanery. There is also a Methodist church, at 124 Main Road.
Saxon princely tomb
Broomfield is the site of an important Anglo-Saxon burial which was discovered by workmen in 1888 after which there was a partial excavation. A more complete excavation was later made by CH Reid. Finds include weapons, gold ornaments and domestic items such as glassware, cups and buckets. The finds are now in the British Museum. The burial has been compared with Taplow and Sutton Hoo.
- ^ Broomfield Parish Population Statistics - February 2008
- ^ Broomfield School website
- ^ Broomfield Hospital
- ^ Broomfield Cricket Club
- ^ "Essex Olympian Football League". http://www.eofl.co.uk/broomfield.htm. Retrieved 2008-11-12.
- ^ Chelmer Valley High School website
- ^ Anglican Directory for Chelmsford
- ^ British Museum Collection 
- ^ WT Jones, Early Saxon Cemeteries in Essex
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