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Greensted Church

52 Epping Road, Ongar CM5 9SQ, England
+44 1992 524421
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Fascinating story behind the oldest wooden church in the world

An amazing visit here on an beautiful Wednesday afternoon (recommended/hosted by the husband of a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
AggieJoe79
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Westerville, Ohio
Greensted Church

I visited this Church this week, with my family. We walked across the field from Ongar and it took... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Anne W
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Crowland, United Kingdom
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“tree trunks” (3 reviews)
“saxon times” (2 reviews)
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52 Epping Road, Ongar CM5 9SQ, England
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+44 1992 524421
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"tree trunks"
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"tolpuddle martyrs"
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"well worth the visit"
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"epping forest"
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"wooden walls"
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"grave"
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"centuries"
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"oldest"
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"dating"
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"crusader"
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"essex"
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"history"
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"horseradish"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing visit here on an beautiful Wednesday afternoon (recommended/hosted by the husband of a niece who had two brothers confirmed here). Tucked into a quiet spot out in the country, no other visitors when we there, just open to all. Beautiful little place, you...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

I visited this Church this week, with my family. We walked across the field from Ongar and it took about twenty minutes. Greensted Church is the oldest wooden Church in the world. It is most interesting inside and has a wooden beamed roof and many...More

Thank Anne W
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

A very famous old, wooden church in a surprisingly quiet location. Inside it's ornate and peaceful and we were lucky to be alone, in between two groups of people so could appreciate it on our own. Old crusader grave in the churchyard.

Thank Julie P
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

We fancied going out somewhere local on Sunday afternoon, and my wife found this interesting Essex church, which dates back about 1300 years to the Saxon period. The name 'Essex' is actually a Saxon derivation of 'East Saxons'! The church is properly called St. Andrew's...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

What a peaceful place this is. The church is quaint and still so authentic. The building is so well kept and the surroundings are beautiful - this is a somewhere you would want to be for quiet reflection.

Thank Kiaora58
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

This is a little piece of medieval England, built in the style of, and probably dating from Saxon times . Bring predominantly built of timber, God alone knows how often it has been rebuilt over the centuries. To approach or enter it ,is to step...More

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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

This is my go to place for solitude and serenity. Immerse yourself in history and imagine pre conquest craftsmen working on the wooden walls hewn from oak from the great forest of east Anglia. If that wasn't enough there is a crusaders grave by the...More

Thank Sean S
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Had a lovely couple of hours here with my parents and adult son. Small but very pretty church full of history. Purchased some lovely horseradish and a guide book via an honesty box. A picture postcard place with a peaceful feel.

Thank Tracey C
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

A remarkable piece of living history which even the Victorians haven't managed to spoil.We went with friends who were happy to spend time examining the whole church inside and out. The oldest wooden church in the world

Thank jimsurguy
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

I went for an evening ride not expecting much from this little church and was very positively surprised. Beautifully preserved church in eerie settings. There was a guide available at the spot, and took us for a tour of almost one hour, telling tales of...More

Thank Mateusz G
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