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There is a tidal/flood barrier on Barking Creek which is part of the Thames flood defence system. Like all of the subsidiary gates, it is normally closed before, and opened after, the main Thames barrier.
In the 1850s, the creek was home to England's largest fishing fleet, and the Victorian icehouse - where the fish were landed and stored prior to being transferred to London's fish markets. Barking Creek contains a small number of house boats, and Creekmouth is nearby.
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