An ancient parish which was for centuries incorporated into Barking. It again became a separate parish on December 20th 2012. The boundary data are not yet available from the Ordnance Survey, so no boundary appears on our map.
Darmsden appears on John Speed's 1610 map as "Dermisden".
During gravel digging at Moor's Hill, a settlement used in the Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman period was uncovered.