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This is a list of public art in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.


Main article: Barking, London

Image Title / subject Location and
Date Artist / designer Architect / other Type Designation Notes
Barking War Memorial Barking Park

51°32′40″N 0°05′01″E / 51.5445°N 0.0836°E / 51.5445; 0.0836 (Barking War Memorial)
1922 Charles James Dawson War memorial Grade II [1]
The Catch Fanshawe Avenue Roundabout

51°32′27″N 0°04′58″E / 51.5409°N 0.0829°E / 51.5409; 0.0829 (The Catch)
2002 Loraine Leeson Anne Thorne Architects Sculpture [2]
Folly Wall Town Square 2007 ? muf Folly [3][4]
The Lighted Lady of Barking Roundabout at junction of Abbey Road and London Road

51°32′16″N 0°04′20″E / 51.53775°N 0.07232°E / 51.53775; 0.07232
2007 Joost van Santen Sculpture [5]
Statue of Job Henry Charles Drain VC Outside the Broadway Theatre, facing Barking Abbey Park

51°32′07″N 0°04′39″E / 51.5353°N 0.0776°E / 51.5353; 0.0776 (Statue of Job Drain)
2009 Steven Hunter (Sculpt-It Limited); Mark Barnett (relief plaque) Statue [6][7]

London Bridge Stones

In 2007, two small stones from remains of the old medieval London Bridge[8] were joined together in a sculpture in front of St Margaret's church facing the Barking Abbey ruins as part of several public artworks placed in Barking Town Centre by artist Joost van Santen.[9]


Main article: Dagenham

Image Title / subject Location and
Date Artist / designer Architect / other Type Designation Notes
Dagenham Village War Memorial Junction of Church Lane and Crown Street

51°32′24″N 0°09′41″E / 51.5399°N 0.1614°E / 51.5399; 0.1614 (Dagenham Village War Memorial)
2000 ? ? War memorial cross [10]
Dagenham Idol Valence Park 2009 c. 2009 ? Sculpture An iron maquette for an unrealised large sculpture, based on the prehistoric artefact of the same name.[11]
Capri MkI Valence Park 2010–11 A. J. Baldwin Sculpture An iron sculpture commissioned as part of the redevelopment of Valence House, the borough's local history museum; it alludes to the Ford Dagenham factory.[12]


  1. ^ Historic England. "Barking Park War Memorial (1424142)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  2. ^ The Catch 2002. cSPACE. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Works - PublicSpace".
  4. ^ "The 10 best public works of art | Art". 17 April 2010.
  5. ^ Landmark Sculpture the 'Lighted Lady', Borough of Barking, London, England. Joost van Santen Light Art. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  6. ^ Matthews 2018, p. 252.
  7. ^ Job Henry Charles Drain. Victoria Cross. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  8. ^ "Searching for the granite blocks from old London Bridge | London My London | One-stop base to start exploring the most exciting city in the world". Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  9. ^ generator, metatags. Retrieved 14 October 2017. ((cite web)): Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ "Dagenham Village". War Memorials Register. Imperial War Museums. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  11. ^ Dagenham Idol Maquette. Art UK. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  12. ^ Capri MkI. Art UK. Retrieved 13 May 2020.


  • Matthews, Peter (2018). London's Statues and Monuments. Oxford: Shire Publications.