Thames View Estate

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Thames View Estate
Thames View Estate is located in Greater London
Thames View Estate
Thames View Estate
 Thames View Estate shown within Greater London
London borough Barking & Dagenham
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district IG11
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
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Ilford South
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Coordinates: 51°31′42″N 0°06′27″E / 51.528239°N 0.107597°E / 51.528239; 0.107597

Thames View is served by the East London Transit

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


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.


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.


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