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Church of the Holy Cross and St Lawrence Ruins to East of Church of Holy Cross and St Lawrence, Waltham Abbey

Description: Church of the Holy Cross and St Lawrence Ruins to East of Church of Holy Cross and St Lawrence

Grade: I
Date Listed: 26 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 117608

OS Grid Reference: TL3811200646
OS Grid Coordinates: 538112, 200646
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6876, -0.0034

Location: Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 1BF

Locality: Waltham Abbey
Local Authority: Epping Forest District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: EN9 1BF

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Listing Text

TL 3800 NW WALTHAM ABBEY Ruins to east of Church of
Holy Cross and St Lawrence
830/1/1 Including Church of the Holy
Cross and St Lawrence


Mediaeval church much reduced in size with later additions and alterations.
Naves and aisles circa 1100-1151. 2 west bays of nave and west front circa
1300. Lady Chapel and undercroft lst quarter of C14. West tower 1556-62.
Main body of church restored 1859-60 by William Burges with new nave roof,
reredos, east window with glass by Edward Burne-Jones. Lady Chapel restored
1876 by Burges and J A Reeve; screen 1886.
Last Judgement wall painting. C14, in Lady Chapel. Brasses of 1559 and 1591.
Carved table tomb 1697; monument with effigies 1599; carved marble wall monument
with effigies and reliefs 176l; carved wall monument by J Kendrick 1805; wall
monument with bas relief 1824.
Bases of 2 columns and of a curved wall beyond the present east end survive
from the Normal choir, first half of C12.

Church of the Holy Cross and St Lawerence, Abbey Gateway, Midnight Chapel and
Harolds Bridge, Walls of Abbey and Chapter House, Garden Wall and the Vicarage
form a group.

Listing NGR: TL3811200646

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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