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Abbey Wood Open Space 9262

Brief Description

Abbey Wood Open Space is an area of grassland and woods, so called for being in the ownership of Barking Abbey in medieval times.


There was once a path from the Parsonage continuing by the Ingrebourne River to Abbey Wood, across Berwick Ponds, ending at Abbey Cottages. Reputedly in one of the plague years bodies were brought upriver by barge from Barking Abbey along the Thames to the Abbey lands and dumped in the marshes.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.


Rail: Rainham


  • Medieval (1066-1540)


  • London Parks and Gardens Trust