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.