Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Barking. You may be able to find further references to Barking in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
BARKING, or Berking a town, a subdistrict, and a parish Imperial

This additional information from our descriptive gazetteers is for locations within the parish or parishes associated with Barking.

Place Type of entry Source
Chadwell school Bartholomew
CHADWELL, or Chadwell-Heath a ward Imperial
Creek's Mouth school Bartholomew
Heath, Little hamlet Bartholomew
ILFORD (GREAT) a small town, a chapelry, and a ward Imperial
Ilford, (or Great Ilford) town and railway station Bartholomew
RIPPLE a ward Imperial

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Barking within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
Daniel Defoe Letter 1, Part 1: Through Essex to Colchester 5
William Camden Essex and Suffolk 2
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 1: Kent Coast and Maidstone 1
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 2: Canterbury and Sussex 1
Paul Hentzner Departure: Canterbury and Dover 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
East Ham 0 3
Little Ilford 0 2
Ilford 3 3
Upton Park 0 1
Upton 0 2
Plaistow 0 2
North Woolwich 0 3
Forest Gate 0 2
Aldersbrook 0 2
Becontree 0 2
Victoria Dock 0 2
Woolwich 8 2
Silvertown 0 2
Dagenham 2 2
West Ham 2 3
Canning Town 0 3
Cann Hall 0 2
Stratford 0 2
Plumstead 0 2
Aldborough Hatch 0 2