DiCamillo Companion
England

Valence House

  • Earlier Houses: There was at least on earlier house on, or near, the site of the current house.

    House & Family History: Valence House is the only surviving manor house in Dagenham.

    Collections: 17th century paneling from Belhus House was reinstalled in Valence House after the demolition of Belhus in the 1950s.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The house is set on a partially moated site. The park is home to one of the Great Trees of London, a Holm oak.

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSES: Robert Dynes, 13th century. Aymer de Valence, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, 14th century. Timothy Lucye, 16th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Government

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction

    Ownership Details: Owned by Barking and Dagenham Council (and its predecessors) since 1921; operated today as a museum.

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 02082-272-034

    Email: valencehousemuseum@lbbd.gov.uk

    Website: https://valencehousecollections.co.uk/

    Historic Houses Member: No