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2017

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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THE STREETS OF BARKING
Abbey Road, IG11 Abbey Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Abridge Way, IG11 Abridge Way is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Adeliza Close, IG11 Adeliza Close is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Alderman Avenue, IG11 Alderman Avenue is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Alfred’s Gardens, IG11 Alfred’s Gardens is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Alfred’s Way (East Ham and Barking By-pass), E6 Alfred’s Way (East Ham and Barking By-pass) is a road in the E6 postcode area
Alfred’s Way (East Ham and Barking By-pass), IG11 Alfred’s Way (East Ham and Barking By-pass) is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Alfred’s Way, IG11 Alfred’s Way is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Alfred’s Gardens, IG11 Alfred’s Gardens is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Anchor Close, IG11 Anchor Close is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Anne Mews, IG11 Anne Mews is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Arncroft Court, IG11 Arncroft Court is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Atcost Road, IG11 Atcost Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Axe Street, IG11 Axe Street is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Bamford Road, IG11 Bamford Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Barking Northern Relief Road, IG11 Barking Northern Relief Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Bastable Avenue, IG11 Bastable Avenue is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Bateman Close, IG11 Bateman Close is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Blessing Way, IG11 Blessing Way is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Boundary Close, IG11 Boundary Close is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Boundary Road, IG11 Boundary Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Box Lane, IG11 Box Lane is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Broadway, IG11 Broadway is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Cambridge Road, IG11 Cambridge Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Cape Close, IG11 Cape Close is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Cavendish Gardens, IG11 Cavendish Gardens is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Charlton Crescent, IG11 Charlton Crescent is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Chelmer Crescent, IG11 Chelmer Crescent is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Chilworth Place, IG11 Chilworth Place is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Church Road, IG11 Church Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Clockhouse Avenue, IG11 Clockhouse Avenue is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Coniston Avenue, IG11 Coniston Avenue is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Cowbridge Lane, IG11 Cowbridge Lane is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Cranborne Road, IG11 Cranborne Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Craven Gardens, IG11 Craven Gardens is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Creek Road, IG11 Creek Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Crossness Road, IG11 Crossness Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Crouch Avenue, IG11 Crouch Avenue is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Crows Road, E3 Crows Road is a road in the E3 postcode area
Crows Road, IG11 Crows Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
CS3, E16 CS3 is a road in the E16 postcode area
Curzon Crescent, IG11 Curzon Crescent is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Cuthberga Close, IG11 Cuthberga Close is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Davey Gardens, IG11 Davey Gardens is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Dawson Avenue, IG11 Dawson Avenue is a road in the IG11 postcode area
De Pass Gardens, IG11 De Pass Gardens is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Devon Road, IG11 Devon Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Dovehouse Mead, IG11 Dovehouse Mead is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Drake Close, IG11 Drake Close is a road in the IG11 postcode area
East Street, IG11 East Street is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Eastbury Avenue, IG11 Eastbury Avenue is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Eldred Road, IG11 Eldred Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Endeavour Way, IG11 Endeavour Way is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Essex Road, IG11 Essex Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Estuary Close, IG11 Estuary Close is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Faircross Avenue, IG11 Faircross Avenue is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Fairfield Road, IG1 Fairfield Road is a road in the IG1 postcode area
Fairfield Road, IG11 Fairfield Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Fanshawe Avenue, IG11 Fanshawe Avenue is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Farr Avenue, IG11 Farr Avenue is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Felton Road, IG11 Felton Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Fresh Wharf Road, IG11 Fresh Wharf Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Galleons Drive, IG11 Galleons Drive is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Gallions Close, IG11 Gallions Close is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Gascoigne Road, IG11 Gascoigne Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Gatward Place, IG11 Gatward Place is a road in the IG11 postcode area
George Street, IG11 George Street is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Glenmore Way, IG11 Glenmore Way is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Glenny Road, IG11 Glenny Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Gordon Road, IG11 Gordon Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Great Galley Close, IG11 Great Galley Close is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Greatfields Road, IG11 Greatfields Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Greaves Close, IG11 Greaves Close is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Gurney Close, IG11 Gurney Close is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Handtrough Way, IG11 Handtrough Way is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Hardwicke Street, IG11 Hardwicke Street is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Harlequin Close, IG11 Harlequin Close is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Harpour Road, IG11 Harpour Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Harts Lane, IG11 Harts Lane is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Hertford Road, IG11 Hertford Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Highbridge Road, IG11 Highbridge Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Hockley Mews, IG11 Hockley Mews is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Howard Road, IG11 Howard Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Hulse Avenue, IG11 Hulse Avenue is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Jackson Road, IG11 Jackson Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Jenkins Lane, E6 Jenkins Lane is a road in the E6 postcode area
Jenkins Lane, IG11 Jenkins Lane is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Job Drain Place, IG11 Job Drain Place is a road in the IG11 postcode area
John Sayer Close, IG11 John Sayer Close is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Julia Gardens, IG11 Julia Gardens is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Keel Close, IG11 Keel Close is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Keith Road, IG11 Keith Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Kendal Avenue, IG11 Kendal Avenue is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Kennedy Road, IG11 Kennedy Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
King Edward’s Road, IG11 Originally Creeksmouth Lane, it was renamed in 1902 to commemorate King Edward VII’s coronation
Kingsbridge Road, IG11 Kingsbridge Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Lancaster Avenue, IG11 Lancaster Avenue is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Laurence Calvert Close, IG11 Laurence Calvert Close is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Lawes Way, IG11 Lawes Way is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Levine Gardens, IG11 Levine Gardens is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Linsdell Road, IG11 Linsdell Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Linton Road, IG11 Linton Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
London Road, IG11 London Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Long Reach Road, IG11 Long Reach Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Longbridge Road, IG11 Longbridge Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Longbridge Road, IG3 Longbridge Road is a road in the IG3 postcode area
Loxford Lane, IG11 Loxford Lane is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Loxford Road, IG11 Loxford Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Matbury Road, IG11 Matbury Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Maud gardens, IG11 Maud gardens is a road in the IG11 postcode area
McAllister Grove, IG11 McAllister Grove is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Monteagle Avenue, IG11 Monteagle Avenue is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Moore Crescent, IG11 Moore Crescent is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Morley Road, IG11 Morley Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Morrison Road, IG11 Morrison Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Movers Lane, IG11 Movers Lane is a historic lane in Barking which gave its name to a housing estate.
Norfolk Road, IG11 Norfolk Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
North Circular Road, E6 North Circular Road is a road in the E6 postcode area
North Circular Road, IG11 North Circular Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
North Street, IG11 North Street is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Park Avenue, IG11 Park Avenue is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Park Entrance, IG11 Park Entrance is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Perth Road, IG11 Perth Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Pickering Road, IG11 Pickering Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Priory Road, IG11 Priory Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Queen’s Road, IG11 Queen’s Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Radford Way, IG11 Radford Way is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Ray Gardens, IG11 Ray Gardens is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Renwick Road, IG11 Renwick Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Renwick Road, SE28 Renwick Road is a road in the SE28 postcode area
Ripple Road, IG11 Ripple Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Ripple Road, RM9 Ripple Road is a road in the RM9 postcode area
Rippleside Commercial Estate, IG11 Rippleside Commercial Estate is a road in the IG11 postcode area
River Road, IG11 River Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
River Road, SE28 River Road is a road in the SE28 postcode area
Riverdale Close, IG11 Riverdale Close is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Rowe Gardens, IG11 Rowe Gardens is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Roxwell Road, IG11 Roxwell Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Roycraft Avenue, IG11 Roycraft Avenue is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Saxham Road, IG11 Saxham Road was the first road built on the Movers Lane Housing Estate.
Schooner Close, IG11 Schooner Close is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Seagull Close, IG11 Seagull Close is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Service Yard B, IG11 Service Yard B is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Shaw Avenue, IG11 Shaw Avenue is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Shaw Avenue, RM9 Shaw Avenue is a road in the RM9 postcode area
Shaw Gardens, IG11 Shaw Gardens is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Shearwater Close, IG11 Shearwater Close is a road in the IG11 postcode area
South Park Drive, IG11 South Park Drive is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Sovereign Road, IG11 Sovereign Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Sparsholt Road, IG11 Sparsholt Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Spinnaker Close, IG11 Spinnaker Close is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Spring Place, IG11 Spring Place is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Spur Road, IG11 Spur Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
St Ann’s, IG11 St Ann’s is a road in the IG11 postcode area
St Erkenwald Mews, IG11 St Erkenwald Mews is a road in the IG11 postcode area
St John’s Road, IG11 St John’s Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
St Margaret’s, IG11 St Margaret’s is a road in the IG11 postcode area
St Mary’s, IG11 St Mary’s is a road in the IG11 postcode area
St Paul’s Road, IG11 St Paul’s Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
St. Ann’s, IG11 St. Ann’s is a road in the IG11 postcode area
St. Erkenwald Road, IG11 St. Erkenwald Road - Saint Erkenwald was Bishop of London, founding Barking Abbey to the west of the road.
Stanley Avenue, IG11 Stanley Avenue is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Stapleford Way, IG11 Stapleford Way is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Station Parade, IG11 Station Parade is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Steel Approach, IG11 Steel Approach is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Stern Close, IG11 Stern Close is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Strathfield Gardens, IG11 Strathfield Gardens is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Suffolk Road, IG11 Suffolk Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Sugden Way, IG11 Sugden Way is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Sunningdale Avenue, IG11 Sunningdale Avenue is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Surrey Road, IG11 Surrey Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Sutton Road, IG11 Sutton Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Tanner Street, IG11 Tanner Street is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Thames Road, IG11 Thames Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
The Coverdales, IG11 The Coverdales is a road in the IG11 postcode area
The Shaftesburys, IG11 The Shaftesburys is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Tomlins Orchard, IG11 Tomlins Orchard is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Town Quay, IG11 Town Quay is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Vicarage Drive, IG11 Vicarage Drive is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Victoria Road, IG11 Victoria Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Wakering Road, IG11 Wakering Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Wanderer Drive, IG11 Wanderer Drive is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Waverley Gardens, IG11 Waverley Gardens is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Wedderburn Road, IG11 Wedderburn Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
West Bank, IG11 West Bank is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Westbury Road, IG11 Westbury Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Westminster Gardens, IG11 Westminster Gardens is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Wheelers Cross, IG11 Wheelers Cross is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Whiting Avenue, IG11 Whiting Avenue is a road in the IG11 postcode area
William Street, IG11 William Street is a road in the IG11 postcode area
Wivenhoe Road, IG11 Wivenhoe Road is a road in the IG11 postcode area



Chris
Chris   
Added: 24 Feb 2018 08:00 GMT   
IP: 86.165.40.59
2:1:37
Post by Chris: Bell Water Gate, SE18

In the late â??50â??s and early 60â??s we went as children down the cut into the Thames.
Not knowing or understanding better webused to throw stones at floating johnies!
A piece of history like the paddle steamer ferries and looking in on the great mechanical machinery and returning shouting down the underground tunnel.PGk8l

Dawn Greene
Dawn Greene    
Added: 24 Aug 2017 13:08 GMT   
IP: 90.192.14.114
2:2:37
My dads family lived here in 1911 maybe before still checking that out the name was Emily Gladding lived at 22 Emily Street then she married George Cassilllo y

VIEW THE BARKING AREA IN THE 1750s
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE BARKING AREA IN THE 1800s
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE BARKING AREA IN THE 1830s
The 1830 mapping is bounded by West Hampstead (NW), Hackney (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Chelsea (SW).
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VIEW THE BARKING AREA IN THE 1860s
The 1860 mapping is bounded by Brent Cross (NW), Stratford (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Hammermith (SW).
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VIEW THE BARKING AREA IN THE 1900s
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Barking

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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