Eastbury Manor House is a Grade I listed building situated in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham in Greater London, England. It dates to the Elizabethan period, although the land on which it was built was formerly part of the demesne of Barking Abbey. The house is owned by the National Trust but has been managed since the 1930s by the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and its predecessors. It is open to public for 10 months of every year.
The land on which Eastbury House now stands was once part of the demesne of Barking Abbey. The house was built in the 1570s by Clement Sisley, a wealthy merchant, who purchased the land after the dissolution of Barking Abbey. It was probably the first brick built building in the area at that time; it had glass windows and very high chimneys, indicating the wealth of the owner. Glass was probably imported from Italy as at that time English glass was relatively poor in quality. A dendrochronology survey dates the timber roof to 1566 and there is documentary evidence which describes the dates 1572 carved in the brickwork and 1573 on a lead water spout indicating finishing touches to the building.
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Sunday||12:00 – 5:00 PM|
Bianca Mills | Jan 20, 2018
This is the last thing you expect to see when you turn off of the extremely busy Ripple Road, but what a wonderful surprise! A beautiful manor house with an interesting history and a lovely cafe. I can recommend the tour at about midday on a Sunday.
Jo Crouch | Nov 12, 2017
This house is right in the middle town, forming a kind of roundabout between some minor roads. There's no parking lot, but parking on the road was easy enough. Grounds are very minimal, pretty much just outdoor seating for the cafe plus a small vegetable garden. The house was interesting, and the tour gave lots of additional info.
Peter Simmons | Feb 20, 2018
A wonderful slice of history in the heart of Barking and Dagenham. A beautiful place to visit with lovely facilities for food and drink.
Josephine Turner | Dec 14, 2017
What an interesting place. Quite unexpected. Well kept building. I treating. Lovely cafe food. Guide was excellent.
Monica Nti | Oct 22, 2017
I call it time to reflect over a cup of tea or a book. The garden is very relaxed. Really recommend for the rich history of Eastbury.
Jane Hobday | Apr 19, 2018
A surprising gem of a visit. Really interesting visit to a beautiful house. A great cafe too
Steve Bradbury | Apr 5, 2018
Excellent tour guide who's been doing so for 40 years - possibly since retirement. Great house - more than you expect.
william beckett | Apr 1, 2018
A wonderful place to visit, full of history and atmostphere. recommend this place for both adults and children.
Michael Taylor | May 15, 2018
After trying to visit this place for many years, managed to visit the house. Great deal of history of not only the house & occupants, but of the surrounding area, showing how the land changed from being fields into the housing estate surrounding the current place. House still has many Tudor features. Has lifts to access different levels although have to climb stairs in turret to have 360 view of Barking & East London & the City, the river & south- east London plus Dagenham & Hainault. But worth it.
Shaun Childs | Apr 25, 2018
Eastbury manor house is a hidden gem in central Barking. A well maintained property that has a rich history. A good visit and also a well stocked and staffed cafe.
Robin Dixon | Jun 5, 2018
Wonderful Grade I listed National Trust property in the middle of a 20s housing estate. An Elizabethan Manor House, contains fragments of a Dutch 17th century fresco on first floor. Not a great deal to see inside. Outside the small grounds include a walled garden and a herb garden. Has a cafe. Disabled access, including a toilet (if you can work the lift to the 1st floor!). Best visited when they are putting on an event and/or visit to another local place of interest (e.g. Barking Abbey ruins). Check opening times.
Robin Dixon | May 30, 2018
Grade I listed Elizabethan Manor House owned by the National Trust surrounded by 1920s terraced housing. Has a walled garden. On the first floor there are the remains of a 17thC Dutch fresco. Check website for opening hours. Worth visiting in conjunction with event and/or visit to Barking Abbey.
David Simmons | Jun 9, 2018
Love Eastbury. It's a rare gem tucked away in a housing estate, an praise in the city. Check out their programmes, particularly concerts and Shakespeare.
Sandra Hull | Jul 22, 2018
A really lovely place. Thank you to Jennifer for the tour of the house 🏡. Very interesting and informative. All the staff very friendly. Great ljttle cafe serves nice food. A little gem
Cassie Rowe | Jul 12, 2018
Beautiful place full of history. It makes a wonderful wedding venue. Staff are friendly and helpful
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