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Remains of Barking Abbey and Old Churchyard Walls, Barking and Dagenham

Description: Remains of Barking Abbey and Old Churchyard Walls

Grade: II
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

Locality: Barking and Dagenham
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: IG11 7AP

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Listing Text

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

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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