History

One a’for ‘e go

The original Crooked Billet Alehouse located in the marshes at Creekmouth, was first mentioned in 1719 and it, along with the Gunpowder warehouses, was the only building in this lonely and isolated part of Barking before the arrival of the Lawes factory in the 1850’s. Coming and Going During the time of the Barking fishing

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Sir John Bennet Lawes

Sir John Bennet Lawes – 1814-1900 Sir John Bennet Lawes was born at Rothamsted Manor in 1814. He was educated at Eton and Oxford but left without a degree. He turned one of the bedrooms in the manor into a laboratory and conducted experiments on fertilisers using  bones, guano, potash and superphosphates. In 1843 he

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Barking Riverside

A short distance from the site of the old Creekmouth Village, and just south of Thames View Estate, a new community is being born. Barking Riverside is one of the largest residential developments in Europe, with thousands of new homes planned for what was once industrial wasteland. The site already includes a school, a community centre and

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Thames View Estate

In the post-war years Barking was in the middle of a housing crisis. To help ease long council house waiting lists a new estate was planned, to be constructed on marshland north of Creekmouth village previously deemed unsuitable for any type of building. Huge concrete tubes were buried in the ground and filled with more concrete to provide

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