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County - Essex | Map
Tel code: 01992 | code search
Postcode: EN9 | code search
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Folk Customs:
Choosing Day, Brightlingsea
Kichel throwing in Harwich
Mad Maldon Mud Race
Opening the Oyster Fishery
Plough Monday
The Dunmow Flitch

Waltham Abbey Events

May
Second World War Event

October
Parkinson's UK Spooky Sprint
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November
Guy Fawkes Festival
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D J K Solicitors
"Brilliant service, the girls were great, I don't think I could have endured the move without them. Would highly recommend!

Date visited: 01.10.2012 ..." More

Keyhealth Medical Centre
"Wrote a letter of complaint.Never even bothered to acknowledge or respond.In general very helpful but on this occassion not so.

Date visited: 21/11/12 ..." More

Keyhealth Medical Centre
"terrible..3 month wait for physio.never get seen by same doctor and no treatment offered!!

Date visited: ongoing ..." More

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A pretty and historic little market town on the north ...More

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Waltham Abbey began as a bank and ditch enclosure in the area around the present Market Square, probably prehistoric. In early Saxon times, this part of the Lea Valley was a hunting park of the Kings of Essex and during the first decade and a half of the 7th Century, one of them, Serbert, had a small wooden church built on the site of the present church.
In the second half of the 8th Century, Essex was annexed by Mercia, and King Offa of Mercia had the church rebuilt in stone. A great crucifix was brought to that church during the reign of King Canute. It was reputed to have healing powers and the town soon became a centre for pilgrimage. Waltham became the property of Earl Harold, later King Harold II, and a new church was commissioned in the 12th Century. The Abbot, as Lord of the Manor, was granted a charter for a market and a fair and the town flourished as a local centre of trade.
The Abbey was dissolved in 1540 (the last survivor), and only the parish nave and a few fragments survived the subsequent demolition. The town declined with the loss of the pilgrims, but revived when the Gunpowder Factory was established early in the 17th Century.
In 1875 Waltham Abbey was a small market town, on the edge of Epping Forest. Developments in explosive technology led to the expansion of the royal Gunpowder factory after 1885 on a site south of the town, and from the 1890's the nursery industry, serving the London market, began to develop locally, having migrated up the Lea Valley in search of clean air and away from building development. With the railway and the main road from London to the north, a mile away to the west, the place has retained its character as a small market town, it is only 12 miles from London, but it has been protected from being swallowed up into Greater London by the barrier of Epping Forest.

Accountant

Charing & Company Chartered Accountants
K S Barrett & Associates
Stentiford & Associates

Attraction

Ada Cole Rescue Stables
Epping Forest District Museum
Lee Valley Park
Royal Gunpowder Mills
Waltham Abbey Church

Budget

Premier Inn Waltham Abbey *book online*

Care Home

Paternoster House
Tallis House

Dentist

Alexander & Lian
Ghanbari, Ssenyonga & Iskrzynska

Doctor

Berry B & Partner
Keyhealth Medical Centre
Market Square Surgery
Pymont F E
Sun Street Surgery

Estate Agent

Albany Property Services
Duncan Phillips

J B Property Services
Roffeys
Seekers

Farmers Market

Waltham Abbey Farmers Market

Market

Waltham Abbey Farmers Market
Waltham Abbey Market

Pub and Bar

Angel
Black Swan
Coach & Horses
Compasses
Crown
Green Dragon
Old English Gentleman
Queens Arms
Sultan
Sun Inn Waltham Abbey
Volunteer
Wheatsheaf
White Lion

Solicitor

D J K Solicitors

Vet

Medivet

Sports Clubs

Shotokan Karate England (Martial Arts)
Walthamshaw (Amateur Football)

Shops

The Word
Hedge-Rose Floral Design
Waltham Abbey Pets
Elgon Chemist
Riverside Cafe
Abbey Cafe
Le Cafe Du Parc
The Upper Crust
Crown Butchers
Mr Johns of Waltham Abbey
Freshcraft Ltd
Floralux Ltd
Cutz Bothwayz

Activities

Cyclone Cycles(Cycling)
Lee Valley Park(Fishing)
Just Riding(Riding)

Places to Stay near Waltham Abbey

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Premier Inn Enfield (1.08 miles)

Premier Inn Enfield
Ideally located within easy reach of the M25 and North Circular. Local attractions include Tottenham Hotspurs football ground, Alexandra Palace and Middleton Gardens to name but a few. Access to central London from this hotel ... More | visit website
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YHA Lee Valley (1.28 miles)

YHA Lee Valley
All kinds of activities are available at this lakeside hostel. Itís in the heart of the beautiful Lee Valley Park, but is only 25 minutes from the sights and sounds of Central London by train. ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Waltham Abbey (1.43 miles)

Premier Inn Waltham Abbey
This Premier Inn hotel is situated in a quiet location opposite Lea Valley Wildlife Conservation Park, near to historic 7th Century Waltham Abbey Church, Royal Gunpowder Mills and Enfield. Positioned within easy reach of the ... More | visit website
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Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel (1.50 miles)

Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel
This contemporary hotel is near Stansted airport, and only 30 minutes from central London and its world-class commercial centres and famed sights, it is yet only 20 miles from Wembley Stadium. Bordering the ancient woodlands ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Cheshunt (1.64 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Theobalds Park (2.21 miles)

Theobalds Park

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Located 10 miles (16 km) from London, this Georgian mansion has 55 acres of beautiful parkland, modern facilities and easy access from most London airports and Liverpool Street train station. The elegant ... More

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Holtwhites Hotel (4.05 miles)

Holtwhites Hotel

The Holtwhites Hotel has recently been refurbished and is designed for both the business executive and visitors to ENFIELD who require quality en-suite accomodation at affordable rates. We are pleased to announce that all rooms ... More | visit website

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Ridgeway Hotel (4.28 miles)

Ridgeway Hotel
The Ridgeway Hotel in Chingford (E4), North London has been completely refurbished to a high standard of appointment. As a family run Chingford hotel, we pride ourselves with our friendly & efficient service, beautifully appointed, ... More | visit website
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The Stag Enfield (4.28 miles)

The Stag Enfield is based in Enfield town and has 9 recently refurbished letting rooms, all with flat screen TVs and Coffee making facilities. Most of our rooms have en suite bathrooms and are cleaned to ... More | visit website
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Bell Hotel Epping (4.35 miles)

Bell Hotel Epping

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On the edge of Epping Forest, the main building of the hotel reflects its origins as a 16th century coaching inn whilst the bedrooms are in a separate block. This hotel ... More | visit website

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