Wildlife Trips

Thorpe Bay Rotary Club

Visitors Centre at Churchend - the centre is open every first Sunday of the month from April to October between midday and 4pm. There is a one hour tractor tour, weather permitting, starting at 2:30pm outside the centre. You must obtain a vehicle pass on the day from the Shoeburyness QinetiQ security gate and drive from there directly to the centre car park.

General articles about Foulness

Wikipedia – a substantial article on the history and geography of the Island

Patrick Arnold, Hon Sec. Friends of Foulness – a general article about Foulness on a web archive (it takes a little while for page to appear) "A considerable amount of nonsense has in the past been written and published about Foulness Island. I trust the following will be read by those who seek the truth rather than the myth"

History House – a Friends of Foulness page on this site with quite a few useful links

Creek Sailor - article by a nautical visitor to the island

Rochford Council – a short general article about Foulness

St. Osyths – a church to the North of Foulness, where the BANGS arrive

Visit Essex - Foulness Island article

Vision of Britain - Foulness

Old Towns – Foulness as described in 1837


YouTube - John Dobson video about the Island that is also shown on a loop at the Foulness Visitor Centre

Local web sites

Wakering and District Heritage – a local general web site, by Richard Kirton, based at Wakering which includes material on Foulness

Barling and Wakering Villages – an earlier local web site based at Barling which includes material on Foulness - click its "Heriage Site" tab for Richard Kirton's more recent site

Foulness Heritage Centre

QinetiQ – information about the Heritage Centre on the MOD contractor's site. Also pages there about Conservation and Archaeology on the Island

Foulness Heritage Society leaflet, in pdf format


Rochford Council - Foulness Churchend Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan. This is a 2006 report about the conservation area on the Island

JNCC – Joint National Conservation Committee link about the Foulness Special Protection Area

British Listed Buildings – listed buildings on Foulness, most entries without any photographic support

St Mary's Church

Essex Churches – info and a few photos of St Mary's

Wikipedia - article about St Mary's

The marketing of St Mary's


UK Genealogy Archives – one of the portals for seeking out relatives

The Mormon's website dealing with Genealogy

Francis Frith Books - books and photos

Peter Owen - postcards of Southend and surrounding areas, including Foulness

Dark Places – a fringe site investigating secret places from an artistic viewpoint, although the group seems to have been involved to some extent with the New Scientist magazine acting as an observer

This page was added by Bob Stephen on 04/05/2012.
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