TL3800 : Waltham Abbey church, nave looking east

taken 8 years ago, near to Waltham Abbey, Essex, Great Britain

Waltham Abbey church, nave looking east
Waltham Abbey church, nave looking east
The present east end of the otherwise Norman nave dates from the 19th century.
Waltham Abbey church
The Abbey Church (Holy Cross and St Lawrence) is the parish church of Waltham Abbey. It is the former nave of the abbey church. The name derives from the legend that a miraculous stone crucifix was brought to Waltham in Saxon times.

The church was rebuilt in the 1050's by Harold Godwinsson, later King Harold II. After his death at the Battle of Hastings in 1066, Harold's body was taken to Waltham Abbey and buried within the church (just to the east of the present building).

The Abbey was the last in the country to be dissolved by Henry VIII in 1540. The nave and aisles that form the remaining structure date from circa 1100-1151. The church is listed grade 1 (List Entry number 1124155).
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Date Taken
Monday, 23 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Saturday, 28 May, 2011
Geographical Context
Religious sites 
Place (from Tags)
Waltham Abbey 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 3812 0065 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:41.2575N 0:0.1988W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 3810 0065
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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