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Description: Remains of Barking Abbey and Old Churchyard Walls
Date Listed: 28 May 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 198235
OS Grid Reference: TQ4399283933
OS Grid Coordinates: 543992, 183933
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5359, 0.0747
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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Source: English Heritage
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