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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
War memorial in Barking Park (geograph 5520259).jpg
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]
Sculpture the catch barking london.jpg
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]
Barking - A modern folly - - 1210139.jpg
Folly Wall Town Square 2007 ? muf Folly [3][4]
Sculpture barking abbey london.jpg
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]
Job Drain statue.jpg
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.jpg
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]
View of a metal sculpture of a Capri outside Valence House Museum (geograph 4427968).jpg
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.