Eastbury Manor House
Elizabethan manor house featuring original fireplaces, exposed timber frames, 17th-century frescoes, historic oak spiral staircase, octagonal turret and gardens with bee boles. Open to the public for tours, talks, family days out with kids, craft activities, re-enactments and events.
|Key Facts||Built in 1573||Grade I listed|
|Built in 1573|
|Grade I listed|
Built during the Tudor period this house was originally built for Clement Sisley and his family. Situated by the River Thames, its architecture, featuring diapered brickwork, would have been a statement of the Sisley family’s wealth and power.
Owned by the National Trust, this little altered 16th-century property in Barking is a rare survivor. Once described by Daniel Defoe as ‘now almost fallen down’ the house was saved from demolition after a campaign by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB). Barking Borough Council took over the lease of the property in 1934, and it was briefly the local museum for Barking. Eastbury is surrounded by Lloyd George’s post World War I ‘homes fit for heroes’ estate. Opened as a visitor attraction, it can be hired for civil ceremonies, weddings, venue hire and conferences.
Location and Access
Access by car
The house is located just off Ripple Road and easily reached from the A13 and A406. No parking restrictions. Free parking.
Access by public transport
Nearest train station: Upney (District line) and Barking (c2c and Overground). By bus: 267, 62, 368.
Blue Badge parking within the grounds. Lift to all floors of the house.