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Sewardstone is located in Essex
Sewardstone shown within Essex
OS grid reference TQ385975
Civil parish
Shire county
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
List of places
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

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.

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 place not in Greater London to have a London postcode (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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