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1 Bakers Lane

Site History, Floorplan, Transport & other details

The earliest appearance of the name Hanningfield was in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it was spelt Haningefelda and Haneghefelda and it is thought to date from the Anglo-Saxons colonisation period between the 5th-7th centuries, and to mean the open country (feld), of the people (inga), of Hana or Han.

Hanningfield is well known for its reservoir which began operating in 1957.  Almost 1,000 acres of land was flooded to form the reservoir between the villages of West and South Hanningfield.  Water was pumped from the Chelmer and Blackwater, reducing the risk of flooding from those rivers.  

Hanningfield Reservoir is six miles in circumference, and its deepest point is 16.76 metres (about 55 feet). It contains 26 billion litres of water, equal to 10,000 Olympic swimming pools. The reservoir took 200 days to fill. By coincidence, it contains enough water for 200 days supply, providing 150 million litres to half a million homes every day.

In 2000 the Essex Wildlife Trust opened a visitor centre, complete with a cafe’. Its 100-acre nature reserve is popular with bird watchers. The reservoir is also popular with anglers, with facilities at the nearby Waterside Park.

Floor Plan

1 Bakers Lane

Metric Imperial
Living/Dining 6.9m x 4.6m 22′ 6″ x 15′ 2″
Bedroom 3/Lounge 5m x 3.8m 16′ 4″ x 12′ 7″
Kitchen 3.8m x 3.5m 12′ 7″ x 11′ 7″
Conservatory 3.3m x 3.1m 10′ 11″ x 10′ 3″
Bedroom 1 3.7m x 3.3m 12′ 2″ x 10′ 11″
Bedroom 2 3.4m x 2.4m 11′ x 8′
Gross Internal Area 119 sq m 1,280 sq ft

Floorplans and dimensions are for guidance only.

Where given room dimensions are maximums and may include any fitted cupboards or similar features.


The property is conveniently located two minutes’ drive from the A12 and within five miles of Chelmsford’s vibrant city centre.

For commuters, Chelmsford Railway Station (4.5 miles) and Billericay Railway Station (5 miles) are a car ride away providing access to London Liverpool Street in less than 35 minutes. Local buses are a five-minute walk away, accessible from Stock Road.

By Road

Easy access to principal routes

A12 (Jct 16): 2 mins

Billericay Station: 12 mins

Chelmsford Station: 15 mins

M25 (Jct 28): 16 mins

M11 (Jct 7): 30 mins

Railway Stations

From Chelmsford Rail Station

Romford: 19 mins

Colchester: 19 mins

Stratford: 24 mins

Liverpool St: 34 mins


Typical travel time to London airports

Southend: 26 mins

Stansted: 35 mins

Gatwick: 60 mins

Heathrow: 60 mins

Luton: 70 mins

Railway Stations

From Billericay Rail Station

Romford: 16 mins

Stratford: 22 mins

Southend Airport: 22 mins

Liverpool St: 31 mins

*Using TFL Journey Planner & Google Maps

Property Data

A selection of property data for 1 Bakers Lane is available following registration. These include a planning statement, site plans, energy performance data, utilities data etc.


Gas, Electric and Water services are all connected.


All viewings should be arranged direct with the sellers. Please call 0208 371 3379


Freehold with Vacant Possession.

Local Authority & Council Tax

Chelmsford City Council
Civic Centre
Duke Street
Chelmsford, CM1 1JE
Tel: 01245 606 606

Band D: £1,836.90 per annum (2020/21)


Within two miles can be found two primary schools rated ‘Good’ and four rated ‘Outstanding’ according to Ofsted reports. Regarding secondary schools, within two miles there are six rated ‘Good’ and three rated ‘outstanding’.