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St Margaret, Curfew Tower

St Margaret, Curfew Tower, Barking, London IG11 8AS View on map

Built in the grounds of St. Mary's Abbey which was founded by Benedictine Nuns around 666. The Curfew Tower was a gatehouse to the Abbey. Conservation work was carried out in 2005/06.


Opening Arrangements

Church: Tuesday - Thursday 10am - 3pm; Curfew Tower: 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesday of each month (excluding bank and public holidays) 9:30am - 3:30pm. London Open City Saturday 10am - 4pm. At other times by prior arrangement with parish office. The Abbey ruins are open daily, dawn until dusk.


Off A13 and A406. Next to the Abbey ruins, opposite Broadway Theatre at junction of East Street and The Broadway. Rail and Underground: Barking (5 minutes ) Bus: routes 5, 62, 169, 238, 287, 366, 387, EL1 and EL2.

Parking Spaces


Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes