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Essex was an English county. One of the local newspapers was the Colchester Evening News. The Colchester Knights played football there. (TV: Closing Time)


Essex was located in the south-east of England, to the north-east of London. West of Essex was Oxford and to the north-west was Cambridge. (TV: Spyfall) Locations in Essex included Epping, (TV: Spearhead from Space) Colchester, (TV: Closing Time) Purfleet, (TV: Nightvisiting) Basildon, Brentwood, Chelmsford and Maldon. (TV: Spyfall)

Brook Cottage and Oxley Woods were located near Epping. (TV: Spearhead from Space)


On 10 August 991, the town of Maldon was the site of a Viking raid. (AUDIO: The Battle)

A ship full of Cybermen crashed in what would become the Essex town of Colchester, and remained buried and hidden for centuries. Sanderson & Grainger department store was eventually built atop it. (TV: Closing Time)

The Silence (TV: Day of the Moon) hid a sentient ship atop a house at 79B Aickman Road, Colchester, by simulating another storey via a perception filter. (TV: The Lodger)

Oxley Woods was located in the Essex town of Epping. In 1970, a formation of Nestene spheres landed in the wood. At the same time, the TARDIS materialised there, carrying the newly-regenerated Third Doctor. He was taken to Ashbridge Cottage Hospital by the UNIT troops who found him whilst searching for the "meteorites" (the spheres). (TV: Spearhead from Space)

In the early 2000s, UNIT Colonels Emily Chaudhry and Robert Dalton killed a vârkolak on the Essex seashore. (AUDIO: Snake Head)

In 2010, the Eleventh Doctor rented a spare room from Craig Owens at 79A Aickman Road, Colchester, after the ship disguised as the house's upper storey began luring and killing seventeen people in the search for a compatible pilot. The Doctor, Craig, and Sophie stopped the ship and deactivated the perception filter. (TV: The Lodger)

In 2011, the Cybership under Colchester began to reactivate, a Cybermat routing electricity to it. Several people disappeared from the surface. While visiting Craig, the Doctor took a job in Sanderson & Grainger's toy department to investigate the disappearances. He and Craig destroyed the Cybership. (TV: Closing Time)

Ensign Company LTD. was based at Juliette Close, Purfleet Ind. Park, Purfleet in Essex, RM15 4YF. (TV: Nightvisiting)

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Residents of Essex included Sam and Meg Seeley, (TV: Spearhead from Space) Craig Owens, Sophie, the Eleventh Doctor (TV: The Lodger) and Alfie Owens. (TV: Closing Time)

The Thirteenth Doctor's companion Graham O'Brien was originally from Essex. (TV: The Witchfinders, Spyfall; PROSE: The Good Doctor)

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