Ringley are a specialist Property Management Company in London, and more specifically Camden and the surrounds which is why we thought we would create this page to highlight why you should use a local property management company situated just north of Camden Lock in the London Borough of Camden.

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Block Property Management Specialist –
Our offices have been head quartered here for over 25 years so this is our guide !

History of Barking and Dagenham

Every London Borough has nurtered mega pop artists – why are we telling you this I hear you ask….it’s because Ringley are based in Camden, the epicentre of all things music and Barking isn’t that far away !

Which pop band – oh yes, the one and only Singer song writer and actvist Stephen William Bragg, born on the 20thDecember 1957. His music was influenced by many differnet types of genres including folk music and punk rock. Billy was born In Barking which is in the eastern part of Greater London. From being a memeber of a punk band called Riff Raff and leaving the British Army he took every opportunity he could to get on stage with his electric guitar and begin his part punk, part follksinger carrer. Billy was being inspired everyday for his songs, particularly news headlines, such as the hit “Never Buy The Sun” was written after reading about a phone hacking scandal.

His debut album, Life’s a Riot with Spy vs. Spy, brought critical acclaim, reached the British Top 30, and yielded the hit “A New England” in 1984. A committed socialist, Bragg played a number of benefit performances during the British miners’ strike of 1984–85. 

Ringley are a specialist Property Management Company in London, and more specifically North London and the surrounding boroughs which is why we thought we would create this page to highlight why you should use a local property management company to Barking and Dagenham…a mere 20 mins away.

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History of Barking and Dagenham


The name either derives from a local chieftain called Bereca or means "the settlement by the birch trees". Dagenham is also ancient, first recorded as Dæccanhaam in 666 AD. 'Haam' means 'home' or 'homestead' and Dæcca was presumably a local land-owner or leader.

That's right, the well-known phrase, "You're barking mad!" comes from Barking itself.

There are a couple of rumours surrounding this - the first is that the phrase comes from a medieval asylum for the insane, which was reportedly part of Barking Abbey.In the heart of Barking and Dagenham, Becontree leisure centre opened a 50m pool making it the only other Olympic-length pool in London other than the London Aquatics Centre in Stratford.

Property Type Average Current Value
Detached (3 bedroom) Unknown
Semi-Detached (3 bedroom) Unknown
Terraced (3 bedroom) £448,799.00
Flat (2 bedroom) £283,278.00

With the current rental values being:

Property Type Average Rent (Per week)
Detached (3 bedroom) Unknown
Semi-Detached (3 bedroom) Unknown
Terraced (3 bedroom) £390.00
Flat (2 bedroom) £310.00

New developments in Barking and Dagenham

Barking and Dagenham is fast becoming London’s top property hots spots especially for swanky new apartments and regeneration schemes, some examples are: 

Barking Riverside


There are one , two and three bedroom apartments available to rent and buy , featuring an open living area plan to kitchen and with doors opening onto private balcony. Set alongside 2km of stunning Thames River frontage


Fielders Quarter

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  • 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments; 4-bedroom houses
  • Balconies, or terraces to apartments
  • On-site concierge and gym
  • Well-regarded primary and secondary schools locally
  • Fast and efficient public bus service into London

What our CEO, Mary Anne Bowring, likes about Barking and Dagenham

Yes, I have been watching Barking and Dagenham develop and evolve over the past few years and really is one borough oozing with potential. I am also a serious amateur history buff and didn’t realise how ancient this part of London was back in the old days! It seems Barking and Dagenham is a kindred spirit to our native Camden. Did you also know that Valence House can be found in the Borough at Becontree Avenue whic is the local histroy musueum hosuing artificats about those who lived in the Barking and Dagenham many years ago. It is the only surviving of the five manor houses of Dagenham from the 13th century.

More History....

Barking and Dagenham is one of those places, and although some people describe it as in Essex, it has been a London borough for more than 50 years! It's really up and coming because did you know its Barking Riverside area is designated as a national priority for urban regeneration. 

 In 1854, the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway was built through the south of Dagenham, near the River Thames. In 1885 a new direct route from Barking to Pitsea, via Upminster, was built with Dagenham station opened just north of the village. Dagenham Dock station opened on the original southern route in 1908. Dagenham was still an undeveloped village, when building of the vast Becontree estate by the London County Council began in the early 1920s.



Whalebone Lane and the Eastern Avenue, diagonally opposite the Moby-Dick public house, is the site of Marks Manor House, a large 15th century moated building demolished in the early 19th century. During WW2 the adjoining fields were used by the Royal Artillery for an anti-aircraft battery; later a prisoner-of-war camp for Germans was erected there. Further south down Whalebone Lane on the corner of the High Road is the Tollgate pub. This stands on the site of the milestone which marked the ten mile (16 km) limit from the City of London and the turnpike toll gate.

What local People said...

Top 3 Property Management Companies in Barking and Dagenham

1. Ringley Group- specialing in the block management of residential and regeneration consultancy

2. William Brown Estate Agents - Located at 3 Faircross Ave, IG11 8UN

3. Ramsey Moore Estate Agents - Located at 294 Heathway, Dagenham

Call Anthony James at Ringley for an initial chat –

Anthony James
Commercial Director - BSc (Eng) Hons KCA
Direct Dial: 020 4506 9030
Ringley Limited Chartered Surveyors
Ringley House, 1 Castle Road, London, NW1 8PR.
Fax: 020 7267 9610
Web: ringley.co.uk
Email: anthony.james@ringley.co.uk

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