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Sewardstone is a hamlet in the civil parish of Waltham Abbey, in the Epping Forest District of Essex, England. It is 11.6 miles north-northeast of Central London and is in the London commuter belt.

Sewardstone is located in Essex
Location within Essex
OS grid referenceTQ385975
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLONDON
Postcode districtE4
Dialling code020
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK Parliament
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51°39′35″N 0°00′06″E / 51.6597°N 0.0017°E / 51.6597; 0.0017Coordinates: 51°39′35″N 0°00′06″E / 51.6597°N 0.0017°E / 51.6597; 0.0017

The area has scattered development, with large sections of open land. It is centred on the A112 road (Sewardstone Road), which connects Waltham Abbey and Chingford. The King George V Reservoir and Sewardstone Marsh form the boundary with the London Borough of Enfield, to the west. It is connected to Enfield Island Village by a footpath but not by road. A section of woodland forms the boundary with the London Borough of Waltham Forest to the south. To the east is High Beach.

It is the only location outside Greater London to be in the London postal district (E4).

The headquarters of the world Scout movement, Gilwell Park, is in Sewardstone.


Essex Bus Route 505 runs between Chingford and Harlow via Waltham Abbey. To the south, London Buses Route 215 offers a frequent service from Lee Valley Camp Site to Walthamstow.

The nearest railway station is Chingford Station, which has frequent trains to London Liverpool Street Station.

The nearest London Underground station is at Loughton and has frequent trains to both London and Epping.

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