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Church of St Mary, Barking and Dagenham

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 April 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 198263

OS Grid Reference: TQ4846286300
OS Grid Coordinates: 548462, 186300
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5561, 0.1401

Location: Grafton Road, Barking, Greater London RM8 3ET

Locality: Barking and Dagenham
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: RM8 3ET

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added:

Grafton Road
TQ 48 NE
(east side)
3/10 Church of St Mary
Church. 1934-35. By Welch, Cachemaille-Day, and Lander. Concrete-
rendered, with brick dressings; plain tile roof. 5-bay nave
having 4-bay north aisle with porch at its west end; sanctuary
of 3x3 bays below tower; 1 1/2-storey 2-bay vestry with flat above
at north-east corner. Windows have steeply-pointed curved heads
with intersecting tracery; doors also have curved heads, and
panelled doors; buttresses; brick verges. West end dominated by
steeply-gabled nave with 5-light window; gabled aisle, set back
on left, has 3-light window and is fronted by porch which has
shallowly-pitched roof. 2-stage tower has tile offset at lower
level; drum at south-east corner rising as vice with slit windows
and concrete-ribbed bellcote;band below the 2-light windows which
are set in concave panels. a single lancet to east end. Interior:
barn-like nave has pointed arched aisle arcade; corbelled upper
crucks, and 2 tiers of through purlins. Tower: of ribbed brick,
the main-ribs springing from flower-decorated brackets; pointed-
arched arcades and nave arch; balcony below windows; tubular
metal light fittings. Alter rail has squat, spindle-type,
balusters. Parquet floors. Original pulpit and lectern. This is
one of 5 churches which were built to serve the large London-
County Council Becontree Estate.

Listing NGR: TQ4846286300

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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