TQ4886 : An entrance to Valence Park

taken 2 years ago, near to Becontree, Barking And Dagenham, Great Britain

An entrance to Valence Park
An entrance to Valence Park
Valence House is one of the few original buildings to have survived the construction of the Becontree Estate. The present building is a moated 17th century manor house, once the most important house in Barking & Dagenham, and is now the only surviving of the five manor houses of Dagenham. The timber framed museum building, partially surrounded by a moat, is situated in Valence Park and now houses a museum. The museum contains permanent exhibitions on history and life in Barking & Dagenham, and includes displays of the 1945 Becontree Estate. The north and east parts of the moat survive.

The house and park to the south were purchased by the Borough in 1926 from the London County Council. The LCC had themselves acquired them as part of the Becontree Estate development.

This is the entrance from Valence Wood Road to the south of the park. Valence House is in the north-west corner of the park.

More information about the house and its history can be found at LinkExternal link and for details of opening times and exhibitions see LinkExternal link
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TQ4886, 66 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 30 November, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 2 December, 2016
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Flat landscapes 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4819 8633 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:33.3837N 0:8.1723E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4821 8629
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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