Bray, C., New Villages Case Studies No.2 South Woodham Ferrers (Oxford Polytechnic Department of Town Planning 1981) 33 pp, 4 illustrations

Darby, K., Mazzey, J., Treadway, M., 55 Years up the Creek The History of Eyott Sailing Club and Fenn Creek 1950-2005 (Eyott Sailing Club 2005) 35 pp, 130 illustrations

Fisher, G.J., South Woodham Ferrers 1889-1939 (typescript manuscript Essex Record Office)

Frankland, J., South Woodham Ferrers A Pictorial History (Phillimore 1992) 128 pp, 184 illustrations

Green, J., (compiled by) South Woodham Ferrers Cricket Club Centenary 1887-1987 (South Woodham Ferrers Cricket Club 1987) 60 pp, 6 illustrations

Holden, L. A., Where’s Woodham Ferris? (1988) 168 pp, 31 illustrations

Neale, C., Planning & Development Case Study 3 South Woodham Ferrers (RICS Surveyors Publications 1984) 32 pp, 45 illustrations

Nunn, S P, House of History The Story of Edwin’s Hall Woodham Ferrers 26 pp, 12 illustrations

Partridge, R. B., A Short History of The Church of the Holy Trinity (Joint Church Council South Woodham Ferrers 2001) 125 pp, 2 illustrations

Radford, M., & Deavin, S A Woodham Childhood (- 2004) 54 pp, 12 illustrations

Riley, L. B., (compiled by) The Tithe Place Names of Woodham Ferrers (Essex Record Office 1999)

South Woodham Women’s Institute, (compiled by) Our Village (South Woodham Women’s Institute 1965)

Turner, M. J., Mill Hill to Overshot Bridge – A Short History of Bicknacre & Woodham Ferrers

Warren, P., (compiled by, written by the people of South Woodham Ferrers) Going Forward Looking Back, (Maypole Press 2001)

Waterworth, F.,A Short History of South Woodham Ferrers (Essex County Council 1978) 15 pp, 2 illustrations

Woricker, M. and J., The History of Woodham Ferrers 13pp 2 illustrations



Billingham, J & Cole, R The Good Place Guide (Urban Design Group/Batsford 2002) pp 16-17, 1 illustration

Caliskan, O., Pattern Formation in Urbanism (Delft University of Technology 2013) pp 204-205 4 illustrations, and throughout Chapter 3 Understanding the Morphology & Chapter 4 Planning the Morphology, 'Essex 1980' is part of South Woodham Ferrers

Crix, B., Eight Families (BC Publications 2009) pp 71-88 Charlie Crix family, 8 illustrations; pp 89-104 Will Deavin family, 12 illustrations,

Goodchild, B Housing and the Urban Environment: A Guide to Housing Design, Renewal and Urban Planning (Blackwell Science Ltd 1997)

Hall, P & Ward, C The Legacy of Ebenezer Howard (J Wiley & Sons 1998) mentioned in chapter 4 ‘Plotlands the Unauthorised Version’

Hardy, D and Ward, C., Arcadia for All The Legacy of a Makeshift Landscape

(Mansell Publishing Limited 1984) pp 220-224

Federation of Essex Women’s Institute Essex Town and Country (Countryside Books, Newbury and the FEWI, Chelmsford 1992) pp 197-200, 1 illustration

Grieve, H. The Great Tide: The Story of the 1953 Flood Disaster in Essex (Essex County Council 1959) p 60

Kieran, D., I Fought the Law (Bantam Press 2007) p.81

Lyall, S Dream Cottages: From Cottage Ornee to Stockbroker Tudor 200 Years of the Cult of the Vernacular (Robert Hale Limited 1988) pp 150-151, 1 illustration

Lyall, S The State of British Architecture (Architectural Press 1980) pp 83-85, 3 illustrations

Morant, Rev. P., The History and Antiquities of Essex. vol II (reprint Essex Record Office 1970)

Norris, S. From a Borough to a City, A History of Chelmsford 1888-2012 (Bright Pen 2014) pp 164, 216, 218, 264, 449, 511, 547

Pevsner, N & Bettley, J The Buildings of England: Essex (Yale University Press 2007) pp 73, 724-726, 1 illustration

Potton, I., Crossing the Crouch (Burnham Museum 2004) pp 42-53 Hullbridge & Hullbridge Ferry, 3 illustrations

Ryan, P., Brick in Essex. The Clayworking Craftsmen and Gazetteer of Sites Pat Ryan 1999 p.184

Sim, D British Housing Design (Longman and the Institute of Housing, London & Coventry 1993) p 131

Swindale, D L Branch Line to Southminster (Halstead Press 1981)

Swindale, D L Branch Lines to Maldon (Stour Valley Railway Preservation Society 1978)

Swindale, D L Branch Lines to Maldon (revised & updated EARM Publications 1995)

Town & Country Planning Association Best Practice in Urban Extensions (Town & Country Planning Association 2007) pp 27-31, 2 illustrations

Ward, S V Planning and Urban Change (Paul Chapman Publishing Ltd 1994)

Ward S V (Edited by) The Garden City: Past Present and Future(Spon, London 1992)



Barker, L., Morris Farm, Stow Maries A medieval salt-working complex Survey Report, Archaeological Investigation Series 22/2003 English Heritage 39pp

Murphy, P., Wilkinson, T. J., Archaeological Survey of an Intertidal Zone: the Submerged Landscape of the Essex Coast, England Journal of Field Archaeology Vol 13 No 2 Summer 1986 18pp

Murphy, P., & Wilkinson, T. J. The Hullbridge Basin Survey 1982 Interim Report 1 Essex County Council 32pp (includes Fenn Creek washland report)

Murphy, P., The Hullbridge Basin Survey Interim Report No.2 Essex County Council 1982 7pp (Fenn Creek plant & animal microfossils)

Reader, F. W., Warren, S.H., On two large groups of marsh mounds on the Essex coast, Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society 18, 27-53 1925

Wilkinson, T. J., with Murphy, P., Manson, K The Hullbridge Basin Survey Interim Report 3 1983 Essex County Council 40pp (Fenn Creek mentioned)

Wilkinson, T. J., with Murphy, P., Austin, T. J. F., The Hullbridge Basin Survey Interim Report No 4 Essex County Council 1983 (includes Fenn Creek plan)

-   , Work of Essex County Council Archaeological Section 1978 Essex County Council pp 67-68 (Hamberts Farm possible pottery kiln)



Casson, J.A., Southminster Branch Anecdotes Journal of the Great Eastern Railway Society ref 2/76

Emmison, F. G., Survey of the manor of Woodham Ferrers, 1582 Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society 24 1951

Gayler, H. J., Land speculation and urban development: contrasts in South-East Essex 1880-1960 Urban Studies Vol 7 No 1 February 1970 pp21-36

Newman, T., The Story of the Hull Bridge and the Ferry Essex Countryside September 1971 1pp

Reader, F. W., Warren, S.H., On two large groups of marsh mounds on the Essex coast, Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society 18, 27-53 1925

Scotchman, I., The Southminster Branch Journal of the Great Eastern Railway Society 1980 3pp

Stewart, I. R., Woodham Ferrers to Maldon Railway World 1977

Wilkinson, T. J., Murphy, P., Archaeological Survey of an Intertidal Zone: the Submerged Landscape of the Essex Coast, England Journal of Field Archaeology Vol 13 No 2 Summer 1986

Woricker, M. & J., The connection between Normandy and Woodham Ferrers Essex Countryside 3pp, 1 illustration



Adcock, R.W., Essex'new town initiative pays off County Councils Gazette July 1981 3pp 3 illustrations

Bloomfield, S., Woodham Ferrers & South Woodham Ferrers The Journal September 2003 1pp 1 illustration

Fitzgerald, M., An Historic Town in the Making Essex County Council Handbook c.1983 6pp 7 illustrations

Guild,A., Design for fusion from confusion, Surveyor 16 October 1980 2pp 4 illustrations

Hall, T., Computer visualisation for design and control, The Planner October 1988 3pp 6 illustrations

Hamilton, J., South Woodham Ferrers – a new riverside country town The House Builder March 1978

Hanson, M., How a new country town is taking shape beside the Crouch in Essex Municipal & Public Services Journal 19 August 1977 7pp 4 illustrations

Harvey, W., Private enterprise versus rural village unknown October 1962 5pp

J. G., Masterpiece of planning, South Woodham Ferrers Planner News December 1979 ½ p

Leyton, R., East Anglia Buying Your Home November 2pp, 2 illustrations

Moss, J., Moving to Essex What Mortgage? July 1986 3pp 5 illustrations

Pearce, D., Making Places Building Design 6 January 1978 2pp 4 illustrations

Pearce, D., Return to Metroland Building Design 13 January 1978 2pp 5 illustrations

Perfect, J., New town scheme on Maplin doorstep Building Trades Journal 4 January 1974 2 illustrations

Philpot, T., The making of a new community Ideal Homes September 1977 6pp 7 illustrations

Philpot, T., South Woodham ‘Monument to ambitious planning’ (letter) Building Design 20 February 1978

Rees, A., New riverside country town Homefinder June 1977 2pp 3 illustrations

-   , Woodham Ferries - £2.75million transformation Project South East December 1976 1 illustration

-   , South Woodham Ferrers –the success is now almost complete Project (Essex CC Property Services) May 1990 3 illustrations

-   , South Woodham Ferrers: The Place to be? Essex Homes July 1980 pp9-15 8 illustrations

-   , Model town ideas get to work in Essex Surveyor 26 February 1981 2pp 3 illustrations

-   , New-style country town under way in Essex Building Societies Gazette September 1977 1pp

-   , Private enterprise new town in character with rural Essex Municipal Journal 13 November 1981 1pp 3 illustrations

-   , Liverpool Street gets South Woodham Ferrers’ new housing message Housebuilder March 1978 1 illustration

-   , South Woodham Ferrers development, Essex – first phase engineering work Water Services Dec 1976 2pp, 2 illustrations

-   , South Woodham Ferrers Home Finder undated 2pp 2 illustrations

-   , Room to Grow – and Breathe First Time Buyer May 1992 2pp 4 illustrations

-   , South Woodham Ferrers What Home undated 1pp 1 illustration

-   , South Woodham Ferrers: A Riverside Country Town Look East: The magazine for the Eastern Counties Vol III No 1 January 1981. 27pp 10 illustrations



Able, L., First homes ready soon in new town The Daily Telegraph 27 May 1976

Augustsson, T., Idyll efter 15 ar Tema Alsike pa Engelska (Swedish newspaper) 4 illustrations

Evans, G., Welcome to designer town, the loneliness can break your heart Today 16 October 1990 3 illustrations

Gates,J., The village with all mod cons is taking shape Daily Express 21 February 1978 1 illustration

Gates, J., Property News Daily Express 30 January 1981 1 illustration

Grigsby, J., Controversial new town moves into its final phase The Daily Telegraph

Hanson, M., Textbook housing The Guardian 5 August 1977

Langley, C., (religious affairs correspondent) Unity of vision in an Essex market town The Times 6 September 1982

Meikle, J., Mini-towns plea to ease city stress The Guardian 8 September 1995 2 illustrations

Morrow, A., Queen visits £120m new town which became an albatross The Daily Telegraph 22 May 1981 1 illustration

Worsthorne, P., Maggie’s Mauler The Sunday Telegraph 7 October 1990

-   , South Woodham Where? Daily Express 27 September 1985 4 illustrations

-   , Turning a quiet Essex village into a riverside country town The Daily Telegraph 3 July 1975



Town Centre

Town Centre Phase One Design and Development Brief 1977 30pp Produced for tender submissions for superstore and first phase of the town centre/superstore. Includes master plan for the town centre

Town Centre Phase 2 Heralds Way Site16pp Lease particulars - includes design brief. Site for 500sq m shopping floorspace

Town Centre Phase 2 Merchant Street Site 12pp Lease particulars, includes design brief. Site for 400sq m shopping floorspace

Town Centre Phase 3 Design and Development Brief 24pp Brief for 1400 sq m shopping floorspace plus residential and office floorspace. Used for submission of tenders but superseded by events

Town Centre Phases 4, 5 & 6 Planning Brief 1983 10pp Planning reappraisal of remaining parts of town centre. Formed the basis of individual design briefs for these phases.

Town Centre Phase 4 Design Brief 1985 36pp Brief for 0.37 hectare site for 1850sq m shopping floorspace plus other uses

Town Centre Phase 4 Design Brief 1988 38pp Superseded the above

Town Centre Phase 5 Design Brief 1985 18pp Design brief for sheltered housing on eastern side of town centre

Town Centre Phase 6 Design Brief 1985 10pp Design Brief for high density housing on southern edge of the town centre

Town Centre Phase One Leisure Centre 4pp Site south of superstore. Not built.

Town Centre Phase One Craft & Studio Homes Development Brief 1977 46pp 0.8 hectare site for mixed residential/commercial/workshop units

Town Centre Phase One Public House 10pp  Design Criteria and Tender Details for 0.25 ha. site

Town Centre Shopping Consultation Document 1976 14pp Examines options and invites response regarding form of town centre

Housing Sites

Development Area 1 (Housing - Fenn Farm site) 1975 8pp Design brief includes detailed 1:500 layout suggestion

Phase One Northern Housing Area Design Brief 1976 40pp 16 hectare housing area for 12 development sites. Includes detailed layout suggestion Sites A to J

Phase One Town Centre Housing Area Design Brief 1978 8pp 10 hectare development site west of town centre. 3 development sites. Includes detailed layout suggestion. Sites N1, N2 and O

Phase One Southern Housing Area Design Brief 1979 34pp 40 hectare development site. Sites Q to AE. General principles of development, no detailed layout

Phase Two Central Housing Area Design Brief 1983 36pp Housing sites 1 - 3, 11, 18 - 25 General development principles with more details in vicinity of sub-centre

Phase Two Western Housing Area Design Brief 1983 34pp Housing sites 12 - 17 General development principles

Phase Two South Western Housing Area Plot 6 Design Brief 1986 18pp Housing sites 6A, 6B and 6C

Phase Two Housing Area Plot 7 Planning Brief 16pp Housing site 7

Phase Two South Western Housing Area Design Brief 1986 26pp Housing plots 8, 9 and 10 adjoining country park

Industrial Areas

Phase One Eastern Industrial Area Development Brief 1977 44pp 7.5 hectare industrial area detailed design guidance/layout, also covers construction, management

Saltcoats Industrial Area Development Brief 36pp 4.2 hectare industrial area detailed design guidance/layout, also covers construction, management

Western Industrial Area Development Brief1984 52pp 3.2 hectare industrial area detailed design guidance/layout, also covers construction, management


John Cox Recreation Area Design/Planning Brief 1988 6pp Land use/layout brief for open space on western edge of town

Car Franchise Site Design Brief 1986 38pp Design brief and sales particulars for site in the western industrial area 

Eyotts Farm Redevelopment Brief 1986 14pp Redevelopment brief for extension and alterations to non-listed farmhouse

Petrol Station Design & Development Brief 7pp Site in north western corner of town. Planning application refused consent

Childcare Nursery Design Brief 1990 6pp Proposal for part of the undeveloped Phase 5 Town Centre site

Land adjoining Shaw Farm 4pp Site with commercial/community potential on edge of town.



Alexander, P., Proof of evidence Western Access Alternative 1973 3pp

Balfour, H. C., Proof of evidence Surface water drainage 1973 3pp

Balfour, D. & Sons, Surface Water Drainage preliminary report 1973 7pp

Balfour, D. & Sons, Surface Water Drainage supplementary report 1973 7pp

Dones, F., Statement Clerk Woodham Ferrers Parish Council 1973 4pp

Haig, A. M., Statement (Vicar of South Woodham Ferrers) 1973 7pp

Pain, G. M., Proof of evidence (overall planning issues: choice of site) Essex County Council 1973 19pp

Ridgewell, C., Proof of evidence (detailed planning issues) Essex County Council 1973 28pp

Ridgewell, C., Proof of evidence (compulsory purchase orders) Essex County Council 1973 11pp

Secretary of State for the Environment, South Woodham Ferrers Comprehensive Development Area: Inspector’s report and Secretary of State’s decision letter Department of Environment 1974 108pp

Shipman, D. P., Proof of evidence (protection from seawater flooding) Essex River Authority 1973 4pp

-    , South Woodham Ferrers Written Statement CDA 50 Essex County Council 1973 4pp

-   , Town & Country Planning Act 1971 & Acquisition of Land Act 1946, South Woodham Ferrers compulsory purchase order schedule 1973

-   , South Woodham Ferrers Appraisal Essex County Council 1971