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Barking dates back to 666, when a nunnery called Barking Abbey was founded
there and the town grew around it. From the 14th to the 19th century Barking
was an important fishing port and many of the pub's names reflect this. By
the 20th century Barking was swallowed up by the expansion of London and it
is now a suburb of outer East London.
Most of the information below comes from a book Barking
Past and Present, written by Tony Clifford a former librarian for Barking
and Dagenham and published in 1995. Tony has obtained information from a
wide variety of historical sources including a survey of the manor of
Barking by James I in 1609. He has also written a similar book for Dagenham
and Chadwell Heath pubs pubs.