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Waltham Abbey

December 13th, 2010 by
Categories: Essex Towns A-Z

Of the great abbey, the gateway and an old bridge remain, the nave of the abbey church, containing the oldest Norman work in the county. The East end was added in the 19th Century is still in use today.

The body of Harold was buried before the high altar after the Battle of Hastings, but the tomb has long since been destroyed.

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