Fryerns was one of the many farms which disappeared as part of the new Town. It was sited approximately where the Jolly Friar public house now stands. Just west of the public house is an indentation in the grass which was once the farm pond. Part of the home is now Whitmore Way Park, and on the east side is a line of oaks and elms that led to the farm house. (The elms would be long gone, (Dutch Elm Disease) but there may be some of the oaks still standing). The avenue continued across the new Cranes Farm Road and over the grass by the east side of York Shipley factor. Behind a hedge at the rear of the factory runs the remains of the original Cranes Farm Road, which was a peasant country lane in 1953. The York Shipley factory was built astride this lane where it once joined Gardiners Lane, which is still in existence but has been widened
The photo below was published in the Basildon Recorder, long after the farm had been demolished.
The caption with it says " the original photo had Fryerns Farm scrawled on its reverse in pencil. Could that mean the old Moat Farm which stood near where Fryerns library is now . In that case the moat is the only survivor. " Was Moat House Farm the same as Fryerns Farm
Ray Prince This photo shows the trees lining the access track to Fryerns Farm (line of trees in top corner) This photo was taken at just about the time the Jolly Friar pub was being built. I am not sure if the Fryerns Farm buildings were still standing at this point because they would have stood just off to the left in the photo.