New Barn Street, E13

Place Name

New Barn Street was first recorded in 1527, taking its name from New Barns Farm, the ancient rectorial glebe of West Ham. A glebe was an area of land surrounding the rectory owned by the church and used to pay for the local priest and the upkeep of the church. The tithe barns from which the farm was named were mentioned in the 12thCentury, and one large medieval barn survived there until sometime around 1900.

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