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Barking, Barking & Dagenham

Barking is a suburban area of east London, England and the administrative headquarters of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. It is located 8.8 miles east of Charing Cross and is one of 35 major centres identified in the London Plan. It was historically a fishing and agrarian settlement in the county of Essex and formed an ancient parish. The economic history of Barking is characterised by a shift to market gardening, and industrial development to the south adjacent to the River Thames.
Post townBARKING
Administrative CountyBarking & Dagenham
Traditional CountyEssex
OS GridTQ4484
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityMetropolitan
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Ambulance AuthorityLondon
Dialling code020

Other names by which Barking, Barking & Dagenham has been known in the past

Berecing ~ Berking ~ Berchingas ~ Berchingu

Barking, Barking & Dagenham in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Barking.-- par. and market town, S. Essex, 2 miles N. of river Thames, 7 miles E. of London by rail -- 12,307 ac., pop, 16,848; town, 3814 ac., pop. 9203. Market-day, Saturday. It has a large jute factory and other manufacturing works; there are also extensive market gardens.

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