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Tiny, lovely and quant church.

This is the oldest wooden church in the world, it is still in regular use and we have seen a... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2018
17triciah
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Epping, United Kingdom
Very special ancient church.

Remarkable old timbers make this church very special. Although changed over the centuries part is... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
Hilary D
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Epping, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 November 2018

This is the oldest wooden church in the world, it is still in regular use and we have seen a wedding going on there too.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 14 September 2018

Remarkable old timbers make this church very special. Although changed over the centuries part is probably the oldest wooden church in the world and a few years back it appeared on the British postage stamps. The location is peaceful and rural. Rather appropriately it also...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

This is not the oldest wooden church in the World or Europe as it's been altereted and there are only some parts of wood remained , the oldest ones are situated in Maramures , Romania as part of the UNESCO heritage , 100% made from...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Took a spin out and kids had a great looking at history of church. Step back I. Time 1000 years. Looking at stein glass and carvings very interesting. The kids had a exercise book and enjoy hunting out clues.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Cannyj
Reviewed 5 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Anne W
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Julie P
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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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.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Kiaora58
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

Date of experience: December 2017
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aquiva
16 September 2018|
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Lots of local pubs nearby - Green Man and Courtyard were two we tried and liked.
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Gillian S
1 July 2018|
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Seems like it is open most of the time, didn't see many locks, no attendees the day we were there.
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kdeanes
3 April 2017|
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Greensted is out in the country, no public transportation appeared available, Uber maybe?
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