Thames View Estate

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Thames View Estate
Thames View Shopping precinct (geograph 3393779).jpg
Shopping precinct on Bastable Avenue
Thames View Estate is located in Greater London
Thames View Estate
Thames View Estate
Location within Greater London
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Region
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Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtIG11
Dialling code020
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51°31′42″N 0°06′27″E / 51.528239°N 0.107597°E / 51.528239; 0.107597Coordinates: 51°31′42″N 0°06′27″E / 51.528239°N 0.107597°E / 51.528239; 0.107597

Thames View Estate is a large housing estate in Barking, East London, England and is near the Barking Riverside development.

History[edit]

It contains 2,000 homes and was built between 1954 and 1960 by Barking Borough Council. It was the largest development constructed by the council. The site to the south of Barking was marshland and housing was constructed using piles and raft foundations.[1] The name alludes to the proximity to the River Thames.

Geography[edit]

The built environment is made up of terraced housing, flats and maisonettes. Community facilities, churches (including the Anglican church of Christ Church) and schools are provided, and there is a small pedestrianised shopping precinct on Bastable Avenue, the main thoroughfare. The new development of Barking Riverside is being created adjacent to Thames View.

Transport[edit]

Thames View is served by the East London Transit

Public transport is provided by the East London Transit bus rapid transit service.

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