Marks Gate

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Marks Gate
Marks Gate is located in Greater London
Marks Gate
Marks Gate
 Marks Gate shown within Greater London
OS grid reference TQ485905
London borough Barking & Dagenham
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ROMFORD
Postcode district RM6
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament Dagenham
London Assembly City and East
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Coordinates: 51°35′35″N 0°08′41″E / 51.593°N 0.1448°E / 51.593; 0.1448

Marks Gate is a place at the northern tip of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham in East London, England.

It is located immediately north of Chadwell Heath and to the west of Collier Row.

The name originally referred to an entrance or gate into Hainault Forest at the northern end of the current Whalebone Lane North. The name was derived from the proximity of the gate to the manor of 'Marks' which in turn was named from the 14th century de Merk family.[1]

Scenes for the 2009 box office hit Harry Brown starring Cockney actor Michael Caine, and soul music singer Plan B, were filmed here. Famous ex-residents include David Essex who lived in Padnall Road.

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  1. ^ Mills, A.D. (2001). Dictionary of London Place Names. Oxford.