Waltham Abbey Gatehouse, Waltham Abbey, Essex

Waltham Abbey Gatehouse, Waltham Abbey, Essex
Photograph taken 01 October 2003 © Historic England Archive Photo Library ref: K030924

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.

Location

Essex Waltham Abbey

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Tags

english heritage abbey monastery dissolution religion faith gate