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Waltham Abbey

Waltham Abbey in Essex, England was founded in 1030 and a building was constructed on the site by Harold II of England thirty years later. It was here that he would be buried after the Battle of Hastings. The Augustinian abbey was a popular place for overnight stays with kings and other important people who were hunting in Waltham Forest. It was the last abbey in England to be dissolved, in 1540. The nave of the original abbey church is in use today.