Barking and Dagenham

Category: London boroughs

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham is a London borough in East London.

The borough was formed in 1965 by the London Government Act 1963 as the London Borough of Barking from the greater part of the Municipal Borough of Barking and the Municipal Borough of Dagenham the former area of which was transferred to Greater London from Essex. It was renamed Barking and Dagenham in 1980,

The borough borders the London Borough of Havering to the east with the River Rom forming part of the boundary. It borders the London Borough of Newham to the west with the River Roding forming much of the border. To the south is the River Thames which forms the borough’s boundary with the London Borough of Bexley and the London Borough of Greenwich.

To the north the borough forms a thin protrusion between Havering and the London Borough of Redbridge in order to encompass Chadwell Heath.


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