WALK: ‘Barking: Medieval and Tudor’

Wall paintings in the Painted Chamber, Eastbury Manor House. Photo: Mark Tyson

Surviving wall paintings in the Painted Chamber, Eastbury Manor House. Photo: Mark Tyson

Sunday, 7 June 2015 – Mark Tyson (Twitter: @RestrictedView) A walk taking in the ruins of Barking Abbey, founded in 666AD by Erkenwald, first Abbot of Chertsey, for his sister St Ethelburga, with surviving curfew tower. Then one stop on the tube to Eastbury Manor House, a brick-built Tudor house of around 1573, with walled garden, wall paintings and original turret staircase. £4 admission to house, National Trust members free. Meet East Croydon station at 10:00, or 11:30 at Barking Station. All stations are in Travelcard zones 4-5.

Photographs from the visit are over CNHSS Facebook page – photos from Barking walk

%d bloggers like this: