Although there is a shortage of written evidence on the history of Hessle the following provide interesting insights into the subject.
Aldabella, P and R Barnard: Hull and East Yorkshire Breweries, East Yorkshire Local History Society, Beverley, 1997.
Allison, K J (ed): A History of the East Riding of Yorkshire (Victoria County History) Vol. 1, OUP, London, 1969.
Allison, K J: Hull Gent Seeks Country Residence 1750 - 1850, EYLHS, Beverley, 1981.
Brookes, F W: Domesday Book and the East Riding, EYLHS, Beverley, 1986.
Brown, H F & M C Reader: The Story of Methodism in Hessle, 1820 – 1977.
Crowther, J: Enclosure Commissioners and Surveyors of the East Riding, EYLHS, Beverley, 1986.
Crowther, J: Descriptions of East Yorkshire: De la Pryme to Head, EYLHS, Beverley, 1992.
D’Orley, A: The Humber Ferries, Knaresborough.
Elsom, K: Memory Lane, The Hessle Collection, Avenues Press, Hull.
Fitzgerald, W B: Hessle: Its History, Curiosities and Antiquities, Eastern Morning News, Hull, 1885.
Free, M G: Hessle in the Nineteenth Century, Hessle Local History Society, 1994
Free, M G: Hessle Foreshore and Its Communications, HLHS, 1994
Free, M G: Hessle at the Time of Domesday, HLHS, 1994.
Free, M G: Hessle in 1834, HLHS, 2007
Free, M G: John Ellerthorpe, Hero of the Humber, HLHS, 2005.
Free, M G: The Hessle – Barton Ferry, HLHS 2002.
Harvey, C: Hessle, HLHS, 1994.
Hessle Local History Society Newsletter
Howlett, P: Hessle in old picture postcards, Back In time, 2001.
Los, P & A: The Hull and Selby Railway 150 Years, Hull, 1990.
MacMahon, K A: Roads and Turnpike Trusts in East Yorkshire, EYLHS, Beverley, 1964.
MacMahon, K A: The Beginnings of East Yorkshire Railways, EYLHS, Beverley, 1977.
Mann, G B: Passage of Humber, Lockington Press, North Ferriby.
Markham, J: The Diary of an Honourable Member, The Journal of Henry Broadley M P, Humberside Leisure Services, 1987.
Strachan, M: Three Hessle Walks, 2012.
Taylor, M: Richard Dunston of Thorne & Hessle Yorkshire Shipbuilders, Pen & Sword, Barnsley, 2009
Travis-Cook, J: Notes on Ancient Hessle, Hull News 1909
Windeatt, B A (ed), The Book of Margery Kempe, Penguin Classics, London, 1994.
Woodward, D: Descriptions of East Yorkshire, Leland to Defoe, EYLHS, Beverley, 1985.