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Barking Abbey

Abbey Road, Barking, Essex, IG11 8AS

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Introduction

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.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located in North Street.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
    • 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.

Access Point (Abbey Road Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located in the western wall of the historical site.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The width of the gap is 280cm.

Access Point (Access From The Curfew Tower)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located off North Street.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The width of the gap is 290cm.
    • 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.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 140cm (4ft 7in).

Access Point (Northern Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located in the northern wall of the historical site.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The width of the gap is 148cm.
    • This entrance gives level access to the raised section along the north-eastern boundary of the site.

Access Point (Southern Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located in St Margaret's Church graveyard.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is stepped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens towards you (pull).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The width of the gap is 290cm.
    • Only one of the gates was permanently held open, leaving a gap of 144cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • There is/are 15+ step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

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.