Battle Abbey, Battle, East Sussex
Reconstruction drawing of the cloister of Battle Abbey as it might have appeared in the late 13th century. The illustration shows the north cloister being used as a scriptorium (for copying manuscripts). Following his victory at the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William the Conqueror founded Battle Abbey at the site of the battle in fulfilment of a vow to God. After the dissolution of the monasteries 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.