In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Barking like this:
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.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Barking has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Barking and Dagenham. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Barking and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Barking, in Barking and Dagenham and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th May 2013
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