Noak Bridge is a modern neighbourhood village forming part of Basildon in south Essex. In setting, it is separate from Basildon as It lies to the north of the Town, separated from it by the A127, and in reality, closer to Billericay.
Although earmarked for large scale development at the turn of the 19th/20th Century, the modern village as it is today was first planned in the 1970s, as part of Basildon and was developed from the overgrown 'Central Park', an early area of 'plotlands'.
Because of its separation by the A127, it was decided that it should have its own identity and the character of a traditional English village, which we at Henton Kirkman think the project architects Maurice Naunton and George Garrard, achieved very well, especially by incorporating house designs from various centuries to give an almost instant history to a brand-new village.
Building started in the 1970's through to the mid 1980's, with then Bellway Homes enlarging it further in the 1990's.
The village has now evolved into a very pleasant place to live with many amenities including its own Primary School, Londis Supermarket, Pharmacy, Village Hall and a Medical Centre.
The village was purposely designed with winding roads and numerous woodland footpaths with the centerpiece of the village the 20-acre Nature Reserve which was the remnants of the Woodland that developed from the site of the old plotlands.
Coming out of the village, one can be motoring on the A127 towards London or Southend in seconds with bus stops a-plenty in the village giving easy access to all the local towns.