gbsteve (gbsteve) wrote,

Hertfordshire and Essex

We spent part of today walking from one county to the other, along the road connecting Waltham Cross to Waltham Abbey. I hadn't been there since I was under ten and so didn't remember it at all. We had gone to view the Witchcraft exhibit at the Epping Forest Museum but the real star was actually the parish church. It started life as a Norman church, had a Tudor Abbey built on it's arse before that was demolished by the Plantagenets. Then the Victorians got hold of the blank back wall and let Burne-Jones loose on it. Good move.

Whilst we were having a quick nose around inside, the Verger came up and gave us the entire history of the place.

Here's the rose window showing the days of the week.

And here's part of the ceiling showing Janus:


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