Becontree  Essex


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Becontree like this:

BECONTREE, a hundred in Essex. It is bounded on the W by the river Roding,-on the S by the Thames; measures 8 miles by 5½; and contains nine parishes. Acres, 38,826. Pop. in 1851, 46,777: in 1861, 73,023. Houses, 12,606.

Becontree through time

Becontree is now part of Barking and Dagenham district. Click here for graphs and data of how Barking and Dagenham has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Becontree itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Becontree, in Barking and Dagenham and Essex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 26th July 2021

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