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Barking
Barking
is a town in the London Borough of Barking
Barking
and Dagenham, England, 8.8 miles (14.2 km) east of Charing Cross.[1] Historically an ancient parish in Essex, its economic history is characterised by a shift from fishing and farming to market gardening and industrial development south of the River Thames. The railway station opened in 1854 and has been served by the London Underground since 1908. As part of the suburban growth of London in the 20th century, Barking
Barking
significantly expanded and increased in population, primarily due to the development of the London County Council
London County Council
estate at Becontree
Becontree
in the 1920s, and became a municipal borough in 1931, and part of Greater London
Greater London
in 1965. In addition to an extensive and fairly low-density residential area, the town centre forms a large retail and commercial district, currently a focus for regeneration.[2] The former industrial lands to the south are being redeveloped as Barking Riverside.[3]

Contents

1 History

1.1 Toponymy 1.2 Local government 1.3 Urban development 1.4 Architecture - historic buildings 1.5 Fishing 1.6 Economic development 1.7 Thames disaster

2 Geography

2.1 Town centre 2.2 Roding Riverside 2.3 Barking
Barking
Riverside

3 Demography 4 Transport 5 Culture

5.1 Music 5.2 Local media 5.3 Sport 5.4 Public art works

6 See also 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External links

History[edit]

Barking
Barking
(parish) population

1881 16,848

1891 14,301

1901 21,547

1911 31,294

1921 35,523

1931 51,270

1941 war #

1951 78,170

1961 72,293

# no census was held due to war

source: UK census

Toponymy[edit] Its name came from Anglo-Saxon Berecingas, meaning either "the settlement of the followers or descendants of a man called Bereca" or "the settlement by the birch trees". In AD 735 the town was Berecingum and was known to mean "dwellers among the birch trees".[4] By AD 1086, it had become Berchingae as evidenced by the town's entry in the Domesday Book.[5] In British slang "Barking" is short for "barking mad", and Barking
Barking
is sometimes cited as the origin of the phrase, attributed to the alleged existence of a medieval insane asylum attached to Barking
Barking
Abbey. However, the phrase first appeared in the 20th century.[6] A more likely derivation is from comparing an insane person to a mad dog.[7] Local government[edit]

A map showing the wards of Barking
Barking
Civil Parish as they appeared in 1871.

Barking
Barking
was a large ancient parish of 12,307 acres (49.80 km2) in the Becontree
Becontree
hundred of Essex. It was divided into the wards of Chadwell, Ilford, Ripple and Town. A local board was formed for Town ward in 1882 and it was extended to cover Ripple ward in 1885. In 1888 Ilford
Ilford
and Chadwell were split off as a new parish of Ilford, leaving a residual parish of 3,814 acres (15.43 km2).[8] The parish became Barking
Barking
Town Urban District in 1894 and the local board became an urban district council. The urban district was incorporated as the Municipal Borough of Barking
Municipal Borough of Barking
in 1931. It was abolished in 1965 and split, with the majority merged with the former area of the Municipal Borough of Dagenham
Dagenham
to form the London Borough of Barking. The part west of the River Roding, which included part of Beckton, became part of the London Borough of Newham. In 1980 the borough was renamed Barking
Barking
and Dagenham.[9] Barking's population (Abbey, Eastbury, Gascoigne and Longbridge wards) was 48,340 in 2011. Urban development[edit] The manor of Barking
Barking
was the site of Barking
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
Dissolution of the Monasteries
in 1536, Barking Abbey
Barking Abbey
was demolished; the parish church of St Margaret, some walling and foundations are all that remain. The parish church is an example of Norman architecture; Captain James Cook
James Cook
married Elizabeth Batts of Shadwell there in 1762, and it is the burial place of many members of the Fanshawe family of Parsloes Manor. A charter issued between 1175 and 1179 confirms the ancient market right. The market declined in the 18th century but has since been revived.[10] Architecture - historic buildings[edit] St Margaret's Church is a grade I listed building in the Abbey Green area of the Town Centre, dating back to the 13th century. It is built within the grounds of Barking
Barking
Abbey, a former royal monastery, whose ruins are recognisable for its partially restored Grade-II* Listed Curfew Tower, which features on the coat of arms of the London Borough of Barking
Barking
and Dagenham. Eastbury Manor House
Eastbury Manor House
in Barking
Barking
is a Grade I listed 16th century Elizabethan manor house and museum run by the National Trust. Fishing[edit] 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 (now the southern part of Abbey Road) 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
Iceland
in the summer. They served Billingsgate Fish Market in the City of London, and moored in Barking Pool. Scymgeour Hewett, born on 7 December 1797, founded the Short Blue Fleet (England's biggest fishing fleet) based in Barking, and using smacks out of Barking
Barking
and east coast ports. Around 1870 this fleet changed to gaff ketches that stayed out at sea for months, using ice for preservation of fish produced by flooding local fields in winter. Fleeting involved fish being ferried from fishing smacks to gaff cutters by little wooden ferry-boats. The rowers had to stand as the boats were piled high with fish boxes. Rowers refused to wear their bulky cork lifejackets because it slowed down their rowing. At first the fast 50-foot gaff cutters with great booms projecting beyond the sterns raced the fish to port to get the best prices.[11][12] Until about 1870 the trade was mostly in live fish, using welled smacks in which the central section of the hull, between two watertight bulkheads, was pierced to create a 'well' in which seawater could circulate. Cod caught live were lowered into this well, with their swim bladders pierced, and remained alive until the vessel returned to port, when they were transferred to semi-submerged 'chests,' effectively cages, which kept them alive until they were ready for sale. At this point they were pulled out and killed with a blow on the head before being despatched to market, where because of their freshness they commanded a high price. People who practised this method of fishing were known as 'codbangers.'[11][12] By 1850 there some 220 smacks, employing some 1,370 men and boys. The boats were typically 75 feet (23 m) long carrying up to 50 tons. During the wars of the 17th and 18th century they were often used as fleet auxiliaries by the Royal Navy, based at nearby Chatham Dockyard. 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. The decline was hastened by a storm in December 1863, off the Dutch coast, which caused the deaths of 60 men and damage estimated at £6–7000. Many of its leading figures, including Hewett & Co, moved to Great Yarmouth
Great Yarmouth
and Grimsby. By 1900 Barking
Barking
had ceased to be a fishing port, leaving only street and pub names as a reminder. A large modern steel sculpture entitled "The Catch" is another reminder.[13] The sculpture is on the roundabout at the end of Fanshawe Avenue.[14] The local fishing heritage is recorded at Valence House Museum. Economic development[edit] Boat building has a long history, being used for the repair of some royal ships of Henry VIII. In 1848, 5 shipwrights, 4 rope- and line-makers, 6 sail-makers and 4 mast-, pump-, and block-makers are listed in a local trade directory. Hewett & Co continued in boat building and repair until 1899. Other industries replaced the nautical trades, including jute spinning, paint and chemicals manufacture. By 1878 Daniel de Pass had opened the Barking
Barking
Guano
Guano
Works (later de Pass Fertilisers Ltd, part of Fisons) at Creekmouth. Creekmouth
Creekmouth
was also the site of the major Barking Power Station
Barking Power Station
from 1925 until the 1970s, burning coal shipped in by river; the current station known as Barking is further east near Dagenham
Dagenham
Dock. In the 20th century new industrial estates were established, and many local residents came to be employed in the car plant at Dagenham. Thames disaster[edit] On 3 September 1878 the iron ship Bywell Castle ran into the pleasure steamer Princess Alice in Gallions Reach, downstream of Barking
Barking
Creek. The paddle steamer was returning from the coast via Sheerness
Sheerness
and Gravesend with nearly 800 day trippers. She broke in two and sank immediately, with the loss of more than 600 lives, the highest single loss of civilian lives in UK territorial waters. At this time there was no official body responsible for marine safety in the Thames, the official enquiry resolving that the Marine Police Force
Marine Police Force
based at Wapping
Wapping
be equipped with steam launches to replace their rowing boats and be better able to perform rescues.[15] Geography[edit] Town centre[edit]

Work underway on the Barking Learning Centre
Barking Learning Centre
in March 2007. The top three floors contain 166 apartment units.[16] Work was completed in November 2007.[17]

Barking Town Centre
Barking Town Centre
is being regenerated through a number of schemes. It is one of the most deprived areas of Barking. The Abbey and Gascoigne wards in the town centre are ranked 823rd and 554th respectively - within the 10% most deprived wards in the country.[18][19] The regeneration intends to achieve a more sustainable economy by investing in new quality retail outlets and creating a business centre. The regeneration aims to enable people to widen their employment prospects, mainly through creating new "retail and business accommodation", which will provide employment and increase the income for both existing and new residents.[20] The regeneration also aims to improve people's skills. This is mainly achieved through the Barking Learning Centre; which aims to improve literacy, numeracy and other basic skills people may be lacking due to a previous lack of educational development. It currently acts as a borough-based learning facility. The centre was officially opened on 10 June 2008 by John Denham, Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills.[21] The town centre development intends to improve the quality and range of housing, aiming to create 4,000 new homes: 25% will be intermediate housing, affordable for local residents to buy. The will be 4,000 socially rented homes, making it easier for first-time buyers and people with low incomes to rent a property. To help make the development more sustainable, all private sector homes were to meet the Government's decency standards by 2010.[16] Plans for the new town square were unveiled in September 2007. The development is part of the Mayor of London's 100 Public Spaces, and it was completed in 2008, designed by muf architecture/art and Allford Hall Monaghan and Morris. It won The European Prize for Urban Public Space.[22] Roding Riverside[edit] Not to be confused with Barking
Barking
Riverside, Roding Riverside[23] is a name given to an area of Barking
Barking
comprising the stretch of Abbey Road south of St Pauls Road, which runs parallel to the River Roding
River Roding
/ Barking Creek
Barking Creek
and the area between. The quarter is post-industrial. Many buildings are late 20th century or early 21st century residential and commercial buildings, but some are Victorian industrial buildings adapted for use in arts and leisure fields, including a contemporary art gallery (the Laura I Gallery), with a view to regenerating the area in part by drawing out the industrial heritage architecture. One such Victorian building is a former Malthouse. Adjacent to this building stands a cluster of buildings together styled the Ice House Quarter,[24] which includes a former Ice House and a former Boat House[25] A new building, Ice House Court[26] references the old Ice House and provides more artist studio space. Barking
Barking
Riverside[edit] Main article: Barking
Barking
Riverside

Rivergate Centre, Barking, London

The Barking Riverside
Barking Riverside
development is part of the London Riverside project, which aims to regenerate the Thames riverside area of East London through new homes, jobs, and services. Barking
Barking
Riverside consists of 350 acres (1.4 km2)[27] of brownfield land and therefore needs site clearance and the removal of overhead power lines before it can go ahead. Construction began in 2008, with completion due around 2025. 10,000 homes are to be built, housing around 25,000 people. New transport links will be provided, including East London Transit and the extension of the Docklands Light Railway
Docklands Light Railway
at Barking Riverside DLR station,[28] and City Hall is seeking £150 million to extend the Gospel Oak to Barking Line
Gospel Oak to Barking Line
of the London Overground
London Overground
from Barking railway station
Barking railway station
to Barking
Barking
Riverside. Barking
Barking
and Dagenham Council has said that it does not believe the 10,800-home brownfield development to be viable without improved transport connections, and expects that the Treasury is likely to confirm funding in the Chancellor of the Exchequer's Autumn 2013 statement,[29] due to be made on 4 December 2013.[30] The development will also provide new public facilities, creating "a variety of living, working, leisure and cultural amenities". Two new primary schools and one secondary school will be built,[31] and the public will have access to two kilometres of Thames river front.[27] The Rivergate Centre, designed by van Heyningen and Haward Architects, provides the civic facilities for the initial phase of Barking
Barking
Riverside, while a new square and 3FE primary school, which includes embedded community facilities, a nursery, church, flexible office suites for the PCT and Community Development Trust, as well as a MUGA and sports pitches are also planned. As yet unbuilt, the second phase provides 90 flats, local shops and a neighbourhood police post.[32]

Neighbouring areas of Barking

Woodgrange Park Ilford
Ilford
& Loxford Mayesbrook Park

East Ham

Barking

Upney

North Beckton Beckton Creekmouth

Demography[edit] Barking
Barking
is highly ethnically diverse, in stark contrast to Dagenham. In the 2011 census, the largest ethnic group in Abbey ward (which covers Barking
Barking
town centre) was Pakistani at 17%, followed by 16% White British, 15% Black African, 13% Indian and 11% Other White.[33] The town centre's proximity to both East Ham
East Ham
and Ilford
Ilford
may explain its high diversity among different ethnic communities. Gascoigne ward (southern Barking) was 26% White British, 26% Black African and 13% Other White.[34] Longbridge ward (eastern Barking) was 35% White British, 18% Bangladeshi and 11% Pakistani.[35] The wards of Dagenham meanwhile are all White British-majority, and Black Africans are the only significant minorities there, whereas the Asian community is small by contrast to Barking. Transport[edit]

The Lighted Lady of Barking, public art at junction of Abbey Road and London Road[36]

The town is situated north of the A13 road and east of the River Roding near its confluence with the River Thames
River Thames
in east London. The South Woodford to Barking
Barking
Relief Road (part of the A406
A406
North Circular Road) runs through the Roding Valley, and access to the town centre is by its junction with the A124, which until the late 1920s was the main route to and from London. Barking station
Barking station
is a local transport hub and is served by the London Underground, London Overground, c2c and London Bus and East London Transit
East London Transit
routes. The east of Barking
Barking
is served by Upney
Upney
Underground station. The East London Transit
East London Transit
bus rapid transit has a station beside the Vicarage Field Shopping Centre. The western end of the Yiwu-London railway line from China to the UK is located in Barking
Barking
at the DB Eurohub.[37] It ran its first service in January 2017. Culture[edit] Music[edit] The singer-songwriter and activist Billy Bragg
Billy Bragg
was[38] born in Barking.[39] Neil Young
Neil Young
recorded two tracks for his classic album Harvest, "A Man Needs a Maid" and "There's a World" with the London Symphony Orchestra at Barking
Barking
Assembly Hall[40][41] (now the Broadway theatre), released in 1972. Electronic band Underworld named their 2010 album Barking
Barking
after the town. The band are associated with nearby Romford. The artist Ramz wrote a song called "Barking" in 2017. Local media[edit] Bedrock[42] is the local hospital radio service available online to the local area and broadcasting a range of health-related information focused on the local King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital, Romford. Sport[edit] Barking F.C.
Barking F.C.
are a non-league side, and records indicate they were founded as early as 1865.[citation needed] The team merged with East Ham F.C. to form Barking
Barking
& East Ham
East Ham
United in 2001. This club later struggled and went out of business, but Barking F.C.
Barking F.C.
was later reformed once again. Cricket, basketball and hockey are also popular sports in the area. Notable footballers from Barking
Barking
include former England
England
captains and defenders Bobby Moore
Bobby Moore
and John Terry. The successful racing driver Scott Malvern
Scott Malvern
who has won British and European Championships in Formula Ford and Formula Renault was born in Barking
Barking
Hospital. Jason Leonard, who won 119 caps as a rugby union prop forward, for several years the world record, was born in Barking
Barking
and began his club career at Barking
Barking
RFC. Public art works[edit] Barking Town Centre
Barking Town Centre
has a number of recently commissioned sculptures and public art works. In 2007, two small stones from remains of the old medieval London Bridge were joined together in a sculpture[43] in front of St Margaret's church facing the Barking Abbey
Barking Abbey
ruins as part of several public artworks placed in Barking Town Centre
Barking Town Centre
by artist Joost Van Santen. See also[edit]

List of people from Barking
Barking
and Dagenham List of schools in Barking
Barking
and Dagenham

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Further reading[edit]

W.E. Trotter (1849), "Barking", Select Illustrated Topography of Thirty Miles Around London, London, OCLC 681272905  Edward Walford (1883), "Barking", Greater London, London: Cassell & Co., OCLC 3009761 

External links[edit]

Wikisource
Wikisource
has the text of the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica article Barking.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Barking, London.

History of Barking
Barking
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in the Domesday Book

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Barking
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Districts

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Barking
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Dagenham
Dock Marks Gate Rush Green Thames View

Attractions

Barking
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Barking
Market Eastbury Manor House
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(NT) Valence House Museum The Broadway Victoria Road

Places of worship

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Parks and open spaces

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Constituencies

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