Sydenham Society event – Club 26 visit to Eastbury Manor House, Barking
Tuesday July 26, meet at Sydenham Station at 11am for the 11.11 Overground train; admission £3 (£1.50 concs)
Eastbury Manor House is an important brick-built Tudor gentry house, completed about 1573 and little altered since. Early 17th-century wall-paintings showing fishing scenes and a cityscape grace the former Great Chamber. Evocative exposed timbers in the attic, fine original spiral oak staircase in the turret, soaring chimneys, cobbled courtyard, peaceful walled garden with bee boles. Note: Eastbury Manor is a National Trust property managed by the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (www.barking-dagenham.gov.uk).