THE RUINS OF BATTLE ABBEY

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1352861

Date first listed: 03-Aug-1961

Date of most recent amendment: 13-May-1987

Statutory Address: THE RUINS OF BATTLE ABBEY, HIGH STREET

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Location

Statutory Address: THE RUINS OF BATTLE ABBEY, HIGH STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: East Sussex

District: Rother (District Authority)

Parish: Battle

National Grid Reference: TQ 74941 15644, TQ 75006 15727

Summary

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History

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Details

TQ 7415-7515 BATTLE HIGH STREET (south west side)

41/1 The Ruins of Battle Abbey 3.8.61 (formerly listed as Battle Abbey) GV I

Of the portions of the abbey above ground the principal buildings dated from C13. These are:- (a) the Dormitory. This was on the first floor with three vaulted rooms below it. Stone rubble. Lancet windows. Buttresses. (b) the Guest house to the south west. Eight barrel-vaulted chambers with buttresses on the south side along the terrace, with rooms over. Stone rubble. Lancet windows. At the west end are two tall octagonal turrets which were built by Sir Anthony Browne in the C16 after the dissolution, when, as Guardian of the Princess Elizabeth he was preparing a lodging for her at the Abbey, though she never came. The Abbey was founded by William the Conqueror in 1087 on the site of the battle of Hastings. The high altar of the abbey church was erected on the spot where King Harold fell. Of the abbey church there are practically no remains above ground, but the founda- tions have been excavated and those at the east end are marked out. Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: TQ7500715726

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 292120

Legacy System: LBS

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