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Village Sign
Rettendon is located in Essex
 Rettendon shown within Essex
OS grid reference TQ765985
Civil parish Rettendon
District Chelmsford
Shire county Essex
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district CM3
Dialling code 01268
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament Rayleigh
List of places

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Rettendon is a small village and civil parish in the Borough of Chelmsford in Essex, England about 8 miles (13 km) south east of the city of Chelmsford. Situated near the River Crouch the village was once owned by the Bishop of Ely. The A130 formerly passed through the village. There are a number of listed buildings in the Parish.[1]


Rettendon Primary School is located on the Main Road running through the village.

Hyde Hall

To the east of Rettendon, the garden at Hyde Hall was donated to the Royal Horticultural Society in 1993 and is open to the public.[2]

Triple murders

On 6 December 1995, Rettendon was the scene of the murder of three drug dealers shot dead in a Range Rover down a small farm track.[3]


  1. Chelmsford City Council: "About listed buildings"
  2. History of Hyde Hall, Royal Horticultural Society, retrieved 15 March 2013<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Bennett, Will (8 December 1995). "Leah Betts link to triple killing-Drugs squad probe gangland murder". The Independent. Retrieved 18 September 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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