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Description: Waltham Abbey Walls, Including Chapter House Wall
Date Listed: 3 February 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 117611
OS Grid Reference: TL3819100690
OS Grid Coordinates: 538191, 200690
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6880, -0.0023
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1. Waltham Abbey Walls, including
Chapter House Wall
TL 3800 NW 1/1E 3.2.71.
Late C12 or early Cl3, dating from rebuilding period after 1184, raising of
Priory to Abbey and before 1242, date of rededication of enlarged church. Rubble,
incorporating some flintwork, and red brickwork, some perhaps original. North
west section later became part of Abbey House and incorporates brick fireplaces
from the time of Sir Edward Denny, died 1399; mullioned and transomed window
now blocked. 2 red brick piers in centre of north wall have stone plinths
and pyramidal caps. Abbey House demolished 1770.
Church of the Holy Cross and St Lawrence, Abbey Gateway, Midnight Chapel and
Harolds Bridge, Walls of Abbey and Chapter House, Garden Wall and the Vicarage
form a group.
Listing NGR: TL3819100690
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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