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Holy Trinity Churchyard, Mossford Redbridge
Summary: Holy Trinity Barkingside Churchyard is among the oldest burial grounds in Barkingside, now closed to burials. The church is marked on early C19th plans as 'Mosfoot' parish church. In the churchyard are numerous headstones, and a few chest tombs and monuments; the earliest surviving grave dates from c.1790. The churchyard is adjacent to Barkingside Cemetery; it has notable horse chestnut and willow, and the boundary to Mossford Green has a low brick perimeter wall and simple iron entrance gate with arch/light. The present church, a yellow brick building in Norman style, was rebuilt in 1839-40 to designs of Edward Blore, and extended twice since. The chancel was added in c.1898, and the north and west vestries were added in the C20th.
Previous / Other name: Mossford Parish Church
Site location: Mossford Green, Barkingside, Essex
Postcode: IG6 2BJ > Google Map
Type of site: Churchyard
Date(s): C17th; 1841
Listed structures: LBII: Holy Trinity Church
Borough: Redbridge
Site ownership: Diocese of Chelmsford
Site management: Churchyard maintained by Westerleigh Group from Forest Park Cemetery & Crematorium, Hainault
Open to public? Yes
Opening times: unrestricted
Special conditions:
Public transport: Tube: Barkingside (Central). Bus: 129,150, 167, 247, 462.
The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/09/2010
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Fuller information:

Barkingside was part of the municipal borough of Ilford, which once lay within the large estate lands belonging to Barking Abbey. Its position in relation to the Hainault Forest may have been the reason for the name Barkingside despite its distance from Barking. In the 1880s the hamlet consisted of a few houses and labourers' cottages, the church, public houses and the charitable institution of Dr Barnardo, but even into the 1920s the surrounding area was quite rural. Barkingside station opened in 1903.

Sources consulted:

Edward Walford, 'Village London, the Story of Greater London, Part 2 - North and East', first published 1883/4 (1985 ed., The Alderman Press); Victoria County History; Ilford Past and Present
Grid ref: TQ439898
Size in hectares:
On EH National Register : No
EH grade:
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.
On Local List:
In Conservation Area: No
Conservation Area name:
Tree Preservation Order: No
Nature Conservation Area: No
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area: No
Other LA designation:

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