TQ4886 : Valance House Becontree

near to Becontree, Barking And Dagenham, Great Britain

Valance House Becontree
Valance House Becontree
This is Valance House Becontree. It is the last survivor of Dagenhamís five manor houses. It was preserved as the estate management offices during the construction of the huge Becontree Council Housing Estate before WW2. Valance House was named after Agnes De Valance who lived and was murdered on the site in the 13th Century. Some say her ghost still haunts the grounds. Parts of the current house date from the 15th Century although from its outward appearance one would be hard pushed to guess which. In 1938 one room of the building was opened as a museum, a function the whole building fulfils today. The picture was taken looking across the moat towards the house.
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Wednesday, 7 September, 2005   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 7 September, 2005
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WGS84: 51:33.4783N 0:8.0123E
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