Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Barking, a very ancient market-town and port in Essex. It stands on the river Roding, better known as Barking Creek, which enters the Thames seven miles below London. There is a fine old church dedicated to St. Margaret, and containing some interesting monuments. An ancient gateway still exists. The nunnery at Barking established in the seventh century flourished until the dissolution of the religious houses.