Holy Cross, Waltham Abbey

Church Details


Visited
25/11/2002
Locking Status
Open during daytime hours - this can vary though - so avoid very early or very late attempts to visit.
Website
http://www.walthamabbeychurch.co.uk/


External Images

Holy Cross, Waltham Abbey Church - From Pevsner: "Waltham Abbey is no more than a fragment of 
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Holy Cross, Waltham Abbey Church - [King] Harold still stands proudly at the west end of the S 
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Holy Cross, Waltham Abbey Church - The West Tower was an addition to the church, made after the 
Dissolution in 1556-8. It is a sign of the changeover from monastic to parochial 
usage. The upper portion of the tower has been much restored in latter times, 
and does nothing to complement the lower part.

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Internal Images

Holy Cross, Waltham Abbey Church - From Pevsner: "The interior is much more impressive. It has 
something of the sturdy force of Durham Cathedral, though neither its size nor 
its proportions."

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Holy Cross, Waltham Abbey Church - C14 reredos. Shortly after my visit to Holy Cross, this 
reredos was badly damaged by a man wielding two axes.
See related news story.

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Glass Images

Holy Cross, Waltham Abbey Church - The East Window. Designed in 1861 by Burne-Jones, and made by 
Powell's. This is amongst the best of C19 glass.

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Monument Images

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Miscellaneous Images

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