Place:Becontree, Essex, England

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NameBecontree
TypeArea
Coordinates51.5487°N 0.1427°E
Located inEssex, England     ( - 1965)
Also located inGreater London, England     (1965 - )
See alsoBarking (London Borough), Greater London, EnglandLondon borough in which it is located since 1965
Barking, Essex, Englandmunicipal borough in which it was situated until 1965
source: Family History Library Catalog


Becontree is a large housing estate of approximately 4 square miles (10 km2) in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham in eastern part of London England. It is located 11 miles (17.7 km) east-northeast of Charing Cross and was constructed in the interwar period as the largest public housing estate in the world. Becontree was previously in the municipal borough of Barking which was officially in Essex until 1965.

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