The grounds

Valence House grounds

The Valence House grounds once included the whole of what is now Valence Park.

The moat

The moat was dug to encircle the house over 700 years ago!

Along its banks are swamp cypresses, which glow a spectactular red in autumn.

Spectacular trees

Between the moat and the house sits a spectacular veteran evergreen Holm Oak, judged to be one of the Great Trees of London.

Approaching the house, you can’t miss the tulip tree (Liriodendron). Its orange and yellow flower is the Valence House logo.

A ginkgo biloba tree nestles close to the wall to the left of the door.

An English Oak (Quercus robur) was planted nearby to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

Between Valence House and Valence Library is an ancient coppiced hazel.

The remains of an ancient yew tunnel and holly trees shield the park and library from Becontree Avenue.

Opening times

Check our opening hours
Opening times vary during Christmas, Easter and Bank holidays

Contact us

Valence House
Becontree Avenue, Dagenham, RM8 3HT

020 8227 2034

valencehousemuseum@lbbd.gov.uk

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