London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Key Information

  • Collection Name: Heritage Services Department
  • Reference Number: 021
  • Date of last revision: 4 December 2000
  • Address: Valence House Museum, Becontree Avenue, Dagenham, Essex, RM8 3HT
  • Person in charge: Sue Curtis (Heritage Services Manager)
  • Contact telephone number(s): 020 8270 6864
  • Contact email address:
  • Website:
  • Opening hours: Tue to Fri 09:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:30; Sat 10:00 - 16:00
  • Access: An appointment is necessary to view archive material
  • Facilities for copying: Photocopying facilities available in the Valence Library

Content: A small number of historic maps of Essex and of the local area (l6th-2Oth centuries), including Chapman & Andre's Map of Essex (1777) and a copy of A Map of the Royal Liberty of Havering (ca.1618).

The Reference Department of the Valence Library itself (Tel: 0181-592-6537) has a collection of mainly OS maps, current and historic, of the local area.

Also a collection of aerial photographs (several dates).

Located in the Valence Library

Published by: Clare Gordon

Clare Gordon