|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||South Woodham Ferrers (TQ797978)|
|To:||near North Fambridge (TQ857987)|
|Distance:||4.2 miles (6.8 km)|
|Meets:||A132, B1418, B1010|
|Old route now:||A132, B1018|
|Route outline (key)|
The B1012 starts on the west side of South Woodham Ferrers at the Fenn Farm roundabout, where it meets the A132 (and both roads end). It then forms the northern bypass of South Woodham Ferrers, as it always has done, before striking off eastwards to end at the B1010 TOTSO to the north of North Fambridge.
In 1922, the B1012 ran between Wickford and Latchingdon, with only the South Woodham Ferrers section in common with its current route.
The road started on the A129 in Wickford and headed northeast through Runwell to South Woodham Ferrers. The section between the A129 and A130 was renumbered A132 in the 1950s and then the section from there to South Woodham Ferrers was downgraded when the A132 was built parallel.
On the east of South Woodham Ferrers, the B1012 went through Stow Maries and Cold Norton before ending on the then-B1010 in Latchingdon. In the 1980s roads in this area were renumbered and so most of this section is now unclassified, but the final mile or so into Latchingdon is now the B1018.