Battle Abbey, Battle, East Sussex

Battle Abbey, Battle, East Sussex
Photograph taken c1720s © Historic England Archive Photo Library ref: N070794

This is a copy of an engraving of Battle Abbey. It has the title ''South west view of Battle Abbey in the county of Sussex'' by Samuel and Nathaniel Buck. Samuel and Nathaniel were brothers who, in 1724, set out around England to make prints of 'antiquities'. 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.


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