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Remains of Barking Abbey and Old Churchyard Walls

A Grade II Listed Building in Abbey, London

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Latitude: 51.536 / 51°32'9"N

Longitude: 0.0747 / 0°4'29"E

OS Eastings: 543992

OS Northings: 183934

OS Grid: TQ439839

Mapcode National: GBR NF.ZFQ

Mapcode Global: VHHNC.7NVD

Plus Code: 9F32G3PF+9V

Entry Name: Remains of Barking Abbey and Old Churchyard Walls

Listing Date: 28 May 1954

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1064406

English Heritage Legacy ID: 198235

ID on this website: 101064406

Location: Barking Parish Church of St Margaret, Barking Wharf Square, Barking and Dagenham, London, IG11

County: London

District: Barking and Dagenham

Electoral Ward/Division: Abbey

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Barking and Dagenham

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Barking

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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1. Barking
Remains of Barking
Abbey and old
churchyard walls
TQ 48 SW 5/1 28.5.54


C12 and later. Remains of general layout of main building. Outer walls of
abbey church survive in places to a height of several feet. Remains of other
parts of abbey including the cloisters are in parts indicated by restored footings.
Churchyard walls are mediaeval stone or C16 brick with later repairs.
Ruins are those of one of the most important nunneries in the country. Founded
in 666 AD by St Erkenwald, dissolved in 1539 and destroyed in 1541. The abbey
was excavated in 1910. AM.

Listing NGR: TQ4401183928

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