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A Quick Overview of Barking Abbey
Barking Abbey is a former royal monastery located in Barking, in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. It has been described as "one of the most important nunneries in the country".
- Originally established in the 7th century, from the late 10th century the abbey followed the Rule of St. Benedict.
- The abbey had a large endowment and sizable income but suffered severely after 1377, when the River Thames flooded around 720 acres (290 ha) of the abbey's land, which was unable to be reclaimed.
- Despite this, at the time of the dissolution it was still the third wealthiest nunnery in England.