St Margaret's Church, where the explorer James Cook
married in 1762, dates from the 15th century. The
Curfew Tower, of the same period, still guards the
entrance to the churchyard.
RWA have a long association with St Margaret's
which is Grade I listed and adjoins the ruins of
Barking Abbey, which is a scheduled ancient monument.
Ronald Wylde was a churchwarden for many years,
helping to realise the attached Church Centre and
providing the practice with a unique insight into the
difficulties of acting as client.
More recently RWA have supervised repairs to the
outer north aisle roof following extensive fire
damage and carried out other works of repair and restoration.