TL3800 : The abbey church at Waltham Abbey

taken 10 years ago, near to Waltham Abbey, Essex, Great Britain

The abbey church at Waltham Abbey
The abbey church at Waltham Abbey
The abbey was founded in 1030 as a collegiate church of secular cannons and then re-founded as an abbey of Augustinian Canons in 1177. At that time the abbey was very large, together with the present Norman nave, it had a crossing tower, north and south transepts, a choir that was longer than the nave and all the monastic buildings that normally surround a cloister, which stood to the north of this church. The present Norman nave and a few 14th century additions is the only part of the church to survive the Dissolution of 1556-8. The present west tower was added after the Dissolution when the church came into parochial use. The church interior is much more interesting than the exterior and is a delight to see.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 12 March, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 14 March, 2008
Category
Church   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 380 006 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:41.2797N 0:0.2325W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 380 006
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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