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Curfew tower with St Margaret's Church in background
Curfew tower with St Margaret's Church in background

The ruined remains of Barking Abbey are in situated in Barking in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham in East London, England; where it forms a public open space. Barking is the principal town in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. ... The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham is a London borough in East London and forms part of Outer London. ... East London is the name commonly given to the eastern part of London on the north side of the River Thames. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ...

Formally The Abbey of Saint Mary, and later the Abbey of Saint Mary and Saint Ethelburga. The first Barking Abbey was founded by St. Erkenwald, Bishop of London, for his sister Saint Ethelburga in 666, as a missionary centre. All Hallows Barking, at Tower Hill, was founded by the abbey in 675. Gabriel delivering the Annunciation to Mary. ... Gabriel delivering the Annunciation to Mary. ... Saint Erkenwald or Erconwald (died c. ... All Hallows By The Tower Church All Hallows_by_the_Tower is an ancient Anglican church located in Byward Street in the City of London, overlooking the Tower of London. ...

Bede recorded the foundation. The Abbey was destroyed by the Vikings in 870, and 100 years later was re-founded as a Royal foundation. William the Conqueror spent his first New Year after the Norman Conquest in 1066 at the Abbey. Archbishop Dunstan made Barking Abbey a strict Benedictine nunnery. Depiction of Bede from the Nuremberg Chronicle, 1493. ... William I of England (c. ... Bayeux Tapestry depicting events leading to the Battle of Hastings The Norman Conquest of England was the conquest of the Kingdom of England by William the Conqueror (Duke of Normandy), in 1066 at the Battle of Hastings and the subsequent Norman control of England. ... Events January 6 - Harold II is crowned September 20 - Battle of Fulford September 25 - Battle of Stamford Bridge September 29 - William of Normandy lands in England at Pevensey. ...

In 1541 the Abbey was dissolved by order of Henry VIII. After that, the Abbey site was used as a quarry and a farm. A modern ward of the borough is named Abbey after the ruin. Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England and Lord of Ireland (later King of Ireland) from 22 April 1509 until his death. ...


See also

  • Barking Abbey Secondary School

Barking Abbey Schools badge Barking Abbey Secondary School (sometimes referred to as Barking Abbey School: A Specialist Sports College or just Barking Abbey) is a secondary school located in Barking, in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. ...


  • Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council - Heritage and History, Barking Abbey
  • Tudor Place - Barking Abbey

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Barking (1018 words)
Barking Abbey was founded about the year 677, in the reigns of Sebba and Sighere, kings of the East Saxons, by St. Erkenwald, bishop of London, at the instance of his sister, Ethelburga, who was appointed the first abbess.
In subsequent times the government of the abbey was sometimes assumed by the queens of England ; and a natural daughter of a king or prince of the blood is occasionally found occupying the office of abbess.
The manor of Barking, which seems to have formed part of the original endowment of the abbey, remained with the crown from the dissolution until 1628, when Charles I sold it to Sir Thomas Fanshawe for £2,000, reserving to the crown a fee-farm rent of £160, which is now payable to the Earl of Sandwich.
Barking Abbey School (661 words)
Barking Abbey was founded in 1922 as the first co-eductional grammar school in England.
Barking Abbey is a mixed school of approximately 1650 pupils.
Barking Abbey has been selected by the DfES as one of only five secondary schools in the county to be an ICT Testbed Pilot School.
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