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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1064406
English Heritage Legacy ID: 198235
Location: Barking and Dagenham, London, IG11
District: Barking and Dagenham
Electoral Ward/Division: Abbey
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
Remains of Barking
Abbey and old
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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