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Barking Abbey

Abbey Road, Barking, Essex, IG11 8AS

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • Barking Abbey is a historical site situated next to St. Margaret's Church Centre.
    • There are large open spaces to the north and south of the site.
    • The open spaces have level tarmac surfaced footpaths, bench seats and there is also a children's play area.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Barking.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Barking.
  • The nearest underground station is Barking.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is North Street Shoppers Car Park.
    • The car park is located off North Street.
  • Blue Badge On Street Parking View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located in North Street.
  • Standard On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is a horizontal strip of Blue Badge parking.
    • Visitors to Barking Abbey may also be able to use the St. Margaret's Church Centre car park.
    • This car park is located off North Street and has a security barrier which is kept locked but may be open by church staff upon request.
    • Please call 020 8594 2932 for more information.

Outside Access (Abbey Road Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the western wall of the historical site.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 280cm (9ft 2in) wide.

Outside Access (Access From The Curfew Tower)

  • This information is for the entrance located off North Street.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 290cm (9ft 6in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives level access to the raised section along the eastern boundary of the site.
    • Only one of the gates was permanently held open, leaving a gap of 145cm.

Level Change (Access From The Curfew Tower)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 140cm (4ft 7in).

Outside Access (Northern Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the northern wall of the historical site.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 148cm (4ft 10in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives level access to the raised section along the north-eastern boundary of the site.

Outside Access (Southern Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in St Margaret's Church graveyard.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 290cm (9ft 6in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • Only one of the gates was permanently held open, leaving a gap of 144cm.

Level Change (Southern Entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • There is / are 15+ step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Site Access Information

  • The footpaths which run across the centre of the site are surfaced and fairly level with only easy slopes.
  • The surfaced paths have a minimum width of 170cm.
  • There is stepped access to the upper sections on the eastern boundary of the historical site.
  • All steps are medium/deep, unmarked and do not have handrails.
  • The Curfew Tower has stepped access only and is only open to the public with prior arrangement. .

Accessible Toilet

  • Toilets are available in St. Margaret's Centre.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Toilets are available in St. Margaret's Centre.