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Sewardstone is located in Essex
 Sewardstone shown within Essex
OS grid reference TQ385975
Civil parish Waltham Abbey
District Epping Forest
Shire county Essex
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LONDON
Postcode district E4
Dialling code 020
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament Epping Forest
List of places

Coordinates: 51°39′35″N 0°00′06″E / 51.6597°N 0.0017°E / 51.6597; 0.0017

Sewardstone is a hamlet in the civil parish of Waltham Abbey in the Epping Forest district of Essex, England.

It is 11.6 miles (18.7 km) north north-east of Charing Cross and is the only area outside Greater London that is in a London postal district, E4. The area consists of scattered development with large sections of open land. The King George V Reservoir forms the boundary with the London Borough of Enfield to the west and a section of woodland forms the boundary with the London Borough of Waltham Forest to the south.

The world HQ of the Scout movement, Gilwell Park, is at Sewardstone.


Route 505 runs between Chingford and Harlow via Waltham Abbey. To the south, 215 offers a frequent service from the Lee Valley Camp Site to Walthamstow during the summer. During the winter it only operates between Yardley Lane Estate and Walthamstow.

The nearest railway station is Chingford Station, with frequent trains to London Liverpool St. The nearest London Underground station is at Loughton, for frequent trains to London and Epping.

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