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Historically an ancient parish in Essex, Barking’s economic history is characterised by a shift from fishing and farming to market gardening and industrial development.


In AD 735 the town was ’Berecingum’ and was known to mean "dwellers among the birch trees". By AD 1086, it had become ’Berchingae’ as evidenced by the town’s entry in the Domesday Book.

The manor of Barking was the site of Barking Abbey, a nunnery founded in 666 by Eorcenwald, Bishop of London, destroyed by the Danes and reconstructed in 970 by King Edgar. The celebrated writer Marie de France may have been abbess of the nunnery in the late 12th century. At the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1536, Barking Abbey was demolished; the parish church of St Margaret, some walling and foundations are all that remain.

A charter issued between 1175 and 1179 confirms the ancient market right. The market declined in the 18th century but has since been revived.

Fishing was the most important industry from the 14th century until the mid-19th. Salt water fishing began before 1320, when too fine nets were seized by City authorities, but expanded greatly from the 16th century. Fisher Street was named after the fishing community there. From about 1775 welled and dry smacks were used, mostly as cod boats, and rigged as gaff cutters. Fishermen sailed as far as Iceland in the summer. They served Billingsgate Fish Market in the City of London, and moored in Barking Pool.

The opening of rail links between the North Sea ports and London meant it was quicker to transport fish by train straight to the capital rather than waiting for ships to take the longer route down the east coast and up the River Thames. By the 1850s the Thames was so severely polluted that fish kept in chests quickly died. Consequently, the fishery slipped into decline in the second half of the nineteenth century.

As part of the suburban growth of London in the 20th century, Barking significantly expanded and increased in population, primarily due to the development of the London County Council estate at Becontree in the 1920s, and became a municipal borough in 1931, and part of Greater London in 1965.

Barking station was opened on 13 April 1854 by the London Tilbury and Southend Railway (LTSR) on their new line to Tilbury, which split from the Eastern Counties Railway (ECR) at Forest Gate. A shorter route from London between Little Ilford and Gas Factory Junction in Bow, and avoiding the ECR, opened in April 1858. A "Pitsea direct" branch was completed in June 1888 giving more direct access to Southend-on-Sea via Upminster, and avoiding Tilbury. The station was rebuilt in 1889. In 1894 the Tottenham and Hampstead Junction Railway was extended by means of the Tottenham and Forest Gate Railway to join the 1854 line from Forest Gate to Tilbury.

District line services initially operated over the tracks of the LTSR from 1902. In 1905 a pair of tracks was electrified as far as East Ham and the service was cut back there. It was extended back to Barking in 1908 and eastwards to Upminster, over a new set of tracks, from 1932. Hammersmith and City line, then known as the Metropolitan line, service began in 1936.

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Abbey Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Barking Park:   
Eastbury Community School:   Community school (All through) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 19. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Gascoigne Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Gascoigne Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Goresbrook School:   Free schools (All through) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 18.
Greatfields Park:   
Greatfields School:   Free schools (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Lady Aisha Academy:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
Loxford Park:   
Northbury Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Ripple Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Riverside Bridge School:   Free schools special which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 16.
Riverside School:   Free schools (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Margarets CofE Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Sue Bramley Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Thames View Infants:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 7.
Thames View Junior School:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 11.
Woodlands Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
A124, IG11 · A13 Movers Lane Underpass, IG11 · A406, E6 · A406, IG11 · Abbey Road, IG11 · Adeliza Close, IG11 · Alderman Avenue, IG11 · Aldersey Gardens, IG11 · Alfred’a Way, IG11 · Alfred’s Gardens, IG11 · Alfred’s Way (East Ham and Barking By-pass), E6 · Alfred’s Way (East Ham and Barking By-pass), IG11 · Alfred’s Way, IG11 · Anchor Close, IG11 · Anne Mews, IG11 · Arncroft Court, IG11 · Atcost Road, IG11 · Axe Street, IG11 · Bamford Road, IG11 · Bankside Road, IG1 · Barking Northern Relief Road, IG11 · Barnes Road, IG1 · Bastable Avenue, IG11 · Bateman Close, IG11 · Blackthorn Road, IG1 · Blessing Way, IG11 · Boundary Close, IG11 · Boundary Road, IG11 · Box Lane, IG11 · Broadway, IG11 · Brockenhurst Gardens, IG1 · Buttsbury Road, IG1 · Cambridge Road, IG11 · Cape Close, IG11 · Cavendish Gardens, IG11 · Cecil Avenue, IG11 · Cedar Close, IG1 · Charlton Crescent, IG11 · Chelmer Crescent, IG11 · Chertsey Road, IG1 · Chilworth Place, IG11 · Church Road, IG11 · Clockhouse Avenue, IG11 · Coniston Avenue, IG11 · Cowbridge Lane, IG11 · Cranborne Road, IG11 · Cranleigh Gardens, IG11 · Craven Gardens, IG11 · Creek Road, IG11 · Crossness Road, IG11 · Crouch Avenue, IG11 · Crows Road, E3 · Crows Road, IG11 · CS3, E16 · Curzon Crescent, IG11 · Cuthberga Close, IG11 · Dane Road, IG1 · Davey Gardens, IG11 · Dawson Avenue, IG11 · De Pass Gardens, IG11 · Devon Road, IG11 · Dovehouse Mead, IG11 · Drake Close, IG11 · East Street, IG11 · Eastbury Avenue, IG11 · Eldred Road, IG11 · Elstree Gardens, IG1 · Endeavour Way, IG11 · Essex Road, IG11 · Eton Road, IG1 · Faircross Avenue, IG11 · Fairfield Road, IG1 · Fairfield Road, IG11 · Fairway Gardens, IG1 · Fanshawe Avenue, IG11 · Farr Avenue, IG11 · Felton Road, IG11 · Fresh Wharf Road, IG11 · Galleons Drive, IG11 · Gallions Close, IG11 · Gascoigne Road, IG11 · Gatward Place, IG11 · George Street, IG11 · Glenmore Way, IG11 · Glenny Road, IG11 · Gordon Road, IG11 · Great Galley Close, IG11 · Greatfields Road, IG11 · Greaves Close, IG11 · Gurney Close, IG11 · Hampton Road, IG1 · Handtrough Way, IG11 · Hardwicke Street, IG11 · Harlequin Close, IG11 · Harpour Road, IG11 · Harrow Road, IG1 · Harts Lane, IG11 · Harvey Road, IG1 · Henley Road, IG1 · Hertford Road, IG11 · Highbridge Road, IG11 · Hockley Mews, IG11 · Hornbeam Close, IG1 · Howard Road, IG11 · Hulse Avenue, IG11 · Ilford Lane, IG1 · Ilford Lane, IG11 · Jackson Road, IG11 · Jenkins Lane, E6 · Jenkins Lane, IG11 · Job Drain Place, IG11 · John Sayer Close, IG11 · Julia Gardens, IG11 · Keel Close, IG11 · Keith Road, IG11 · Kendal Avenue, IG11 · Kennedy Road, IG11 · Khartoum Road, IG1 · King Edward’s Road, IG11 · Kingsbridge Road, IG11 · Kingston Road, IG1 · Lancaster Avenue, IG11 · Laurence Calvert Close, IG11 · Lawes Way, IG11 · Levine Gardens, IG11 · Linsdell Road, IG11 · Linton Road, IG11 · London Road, IG11 · Long Reach Road, IG11 · Longbridge Road, IG11 · Longbridge Road, IG3 · Loxford Lane, IG1 · Loxford Lane, IG11 · Loxford Road, IG11 · Madeline Grove, IG1 · Matbury Road, IG11 · Maud gardens, IG11 · McAllister Grove, IG11 · Medway Close, IG1 · Monteagle Avenue, IG11 · Moore Crescent, IG11 · Morley Road, IG11 · Morrison Road, IG11 · Mortlake Road, IG1 · Mortlake Road, IG3 · Movers Lane, IG11 · Netherfield Gardens, IG11 · Norfolk Road, IG11 · Norman Road, IG1 · North Circular Road, E6 · North Circular Road, IG11 · North Street, IG11 · Oaktree Grove, IG1 · Oxford Road, IG1 · Park Avenue, IG11 · Park Entrance, IG11 · Perth Road, IG11 · Pickering Road, IG11 · Pittman Gardens, IG1 · Priory Road, IG11 · Queen’s Road, IG11 · Radford Way, IG11 · Ray Gardens, IG11 · Renwick Road, IG11 · Renwick Road, SE28 · Ripple Road, IG11 · Ripple Road, RM9 · Rippleside Commercial Estate, IG11 · River Road, IG11 · River Road, SE28 · Riverdale Close, IG11 · Roman Road, IG1 · Rosslyn Road, IG11 · Rowe Gardens, IG11 · Roxwell Road, IG11 · Roycraft Avenue, IG11 · Saint Awdry’s Road, IG11 · Saint Leonards Gardens, IG1 · Schooner Close, IG11 · Seagull Close, IG11 · Service Yard B, IG11 · Shaw Avenue, IG11 · Shaw Avenue, RM9 · Shaw Gardens, IG11 · Shearwater Close, IG11 · Sherwood Gardens, IG11 · Somerby Road, IG11 · South Park Drive, IG11 · Southbourne Gardens, IG1 · Sovereign Road, IG11 · Sparsholt Road, IG11 · Spinnaker Close, IG11 · Spring Place, IG11 · Spur Road, IG11 · St Ann’s, IG11 · St Erkenwald Mews, IG11 · St John’s Road, IG11 · St Margaret’s, IG11 · St Mary’s, IG11 · St Paul’s Road, IG11 · St Thomas Gardens, IG1 · St. Ann’s, IG11 · St. Awdry’s Road, IG11 · St. Erkenwald Road, IG11 · Staines Road, IG1 · Stanley Avenue, IG11 · Stapleford Way, IG11 · Station Parade, IG11 · Stern Close, IG11 · Strathfield Gardens, IG11 · Suffolk Road, IG11 · Sugden Way, IG11 · Sunningdale Avenue, IG11 · Surrey Road, IG11 · Sutton Road, IG11 · Tanner Street, IG11 · Thames Road, IG11 · The Coverdales, IG11 · The Shaftesburys, IG11 · Thorpe Road, IG11 · Tomlins Orchard, IG11 · Town Quay, IG11 · Twyford Road, IG1 · Tylehurst Gardens, IG1 · Vicarage Drive, IG11 · Victoria Road, IG11 · Vine Gardens, IG1 · Wakering Road, IG11 · Wanderer Drive, IG11 · Waverley Gardens, IG11 · Wedderburn Road, IG11 · West Bank, IG11 · Westbury Road, IG11 · Westminster Gardens, IG11 · Wheelers Cross, IG11 · Whiting Avenue, IG11 · William Street, IG11 · Wiltshire Court, IG1 · Wingate Road, IG1 · Wivenhoe Road, IG11 ·
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DAILY LIFE
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SAFETY
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HEALTH
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SPORTS AND LEISURE
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ENTERTAINMENT
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South Essex and North Kent (1805)
Ordnance Survey First Series. The first completed map was of the county of Kent in 1801. The first use of the term Ordnance Survey in manuscript was in 1801, but it did not appear on an engraved map until 1810. William Mudge was the effective head from the start and actual head of the Survey from 1804 to 1820.
Reproduced from the 1805 Ordnance Survey map.

Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Relief shown by hachures. A circle shows "Extent of the twopenny post delivery."
Chapman and Hall, London

London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
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The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
Prime meridian replaced with "Miles from the General Post Office." Relief shown by hachures. Map printed in black and white.
Published By J. H. Colton. No. 172 William St. New York

London Underground Map (1908).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1908.
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Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
Ordnance Survey colour map of the environs of London 1:10,560 scale
Ordnance Survey. Crown Copyright 1939.

Outer London (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Outer London shown in red, City of London in yellow. Relief shown by hachures.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)
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