Waltham Abbey Gatehouse, Waltham Abbey, Essex
The gatehouse and bridge at Waltham Abbey are among the remnants of one of the great monastic foundations of the Middle Ages. It was built in the mid 1300s. The abbey is the burial place of King Harold I, the last Anglo-Saxon king. Waltham was the last monastic house in the area to be dissolved and it was granted to the Denny family in 1540. This site is now in the care of English Heritage (2011). Find out more.