Valence House Museum is the only surviving manor house of Dagenham. It is situated in Valence Park and contains permanent exhibitions on history and life in Barking and Dagenham.
The surrounding park has been created from the former Valence House estate, and features a fine pond creating a partial moat for the house.
A house was first established on this site in the 13th century. The name of the house goes back to its 14th century tenants, Agnes de Valence and her brother Aylmer, Earl of Pembroke, who came from a wealthy French family. The family moved here when their uncle became King Edward I.
The painting in acrylics on wood size 30x40cm shows the pond in Dagenham, Greater London, England.
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