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Lost Pubs In Dagenham, Essex

Dagenham was an Essex village until the early 1920s when building of the Becontree Housing Estate, consisting of 27,000 council homes, was started. The building of the estate and of Fords car assembly plant, which employed over 24,000, transformed Dagenham into a working-class, industrial suburb of London. 
 
As the area was built up in the 1920s and 1930s few new pubs were built and those that were were large and impersonal and not to the taste of the new residents who mainly came from the East End of London. In some cases an existing pub was redeveloped or rebuilt, sometimes in a slightly different location. The lack of pubs lead to the growth of a lot of social and working men's clubs which pubs sometimes find it difficult to compete with.
 
Most of the information below comes from a book Dagenham Pubs Past and Present, written by Tony Clifford a former librarian for Barking and Dagenham and published in 1996. Tony has obtained information from a wide variety of historical sources. He has also written a similar book for Barking pubs.

Name Year Closed Information

Anglers Retreat

2001 New Road. 

Beacon

2012 201 Oxlow Lane.

Black Horse

18th c.  

Bull Tavern

2014 Rainham Road South.  

Chequers

  Chequers Lane.

Church Elm

2005 Church Elm Lane.

Fanshawe Tavern

2000 Amesbury Road.

Farmhouse Tavern

2010 Dagenham Road.

Good Intent

  Crown Street.

Henry Ford

1984 A13

King & Queen

  New Road.

Merry Fiddlers

  Wood Lane.

New Inn Hotel

  40 New Road.

Plough

  New Road.

Railway

2001 Shafter Road.

Robin Hood

2005 807 Longbridge Road. 

Rose & Crown

1887 14 Crown Street.

Roundhouse

2015 Lodge Avenue. Now reopened!!

Royal Oak

2001 715 Green Lane.

Ship & Anchor

Wood Lane.

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