Barking History Books
FamLoc displays details of Barking history books and provides the facility for buying them online
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We list Barking history books and maps that are available to buy online. We at FamLoc are very much interested in republishing out-of-print local history books and making them available to a new generation. Your suggestions are welcome.
We also include maps because they are a valuable source for making sense of the location and street names. Of particular interest are the Godfrey Edition maps, which are printed at a large scale, have street names included, and have the bonus of extracts from directories on the reverse, showing the names and proprietors of shops, doctors, etc.
“Barking’s location on the banks of the Thames and the Roding was a strategic choice for the early Saxon settlement and religious foundation established there. This book charts the town’s growth in association with its abbey, which became by far the most significant medieval nunnery in England.”
– Barking: A History