Battle Abbey, Battle, East Sussex

Battle Abbey, Battle, East Sussex
Photograph taken 1984 © Ivan Lapper. Source Historic England Archive Photo Library ref: J840221

This is a reconstruction drawing of the abbey as it may have looked in the early 16th century. It shows the buildings before Henry VIIIs Dissolution of the Monasteries. Following his victory at the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William the Conqueror had founded Battle Abbey on the site of the battle in fulfilment of a vow to God. After the dissolution some of the buildings were converted into a mansion. Only the plan of the church remains. This property is now in the care of English Heritage (2010). Find out more.


East Sussex Battle


Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)


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