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Waltham Abbey Church

Waltham Abbey Church


Mrs Alison Brooking


Highbridge Street,
Waltham Abbey,


Fine Norman Abbey founded in 1060 by King Harold, who is reputedly buried here. Visitor centre in crypt. Lee Valley Regional Park nearby. Guide available for pre-booked groups. The Lady Chapel and crypt (now a visitors' centre and shop) date from the 14thC and the tower from the 16thC. The east end was restored in the 19thC; the rose window was designed by Edward Burne-Jones. Other notable features are the painted ceiling, the Denny monument, the "Doom" painting in the Lady Chapel, the pulpit, altar and font.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopItalian signs/guidesPicnic siteWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Opening details

Open all year

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Plan route to Waltham Abbey Church using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TL 380006  Lat: 51.68767 Long: -0.00437

By Road:
From the M25 : Follow A121 to Waltham Abbey.

By Public Transport:
Buses 250, 251, 212 and 213 pass the church.


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Italian signs/guidesItalian signs/guides
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system