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“BARKING, a parish in the hundred of BECONTREE, county of ESSEX, comprising the market-town of Barking, and the wards of Chadwell, Ilford, and Ripple, and containing 6374 inhabitants, of which number, 2580 are in the town of Barking, 23 miles (S. W.) from Chelmsford, and 7 (N. E.) from London..........  [More] ” [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]

"RIPPLE, a ward in the parish of BARKING, hundred of BECONTREE, county of ESSEX, 10 miles (E. by N.) from London, containing 361 inhabitants." [From Samuel Lewis A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright Mel Lockie 2016]

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Census

  • Census returns are available from the usual sources for 1841-1911, which includes most copies held at the ERO, Wharf Rd, Chelmsford. More information on other ways to view these census returns on the Essex
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Church History

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Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • Barking was a member of the Becontree Hundred

You can see the administrative areas in which Barking has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TQ442844 (Lat/Lon: 51.540086, 0.077901), Barking which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law, etc.

  • Barking was a member of the Romford Poor Law Union