Battle Abbey, Battle, East Sussex

Battle Abbey, Battle, East Sussex
Photograph taken May 1998 © Copyright Historic England Archive Photo Library ref: k980987

The foundations of the 12th-century chapter house with the parlour and dormitory building extending down the slope. This Benedictine Abbey was founded by William the Conqueror on the site of the Battle of Hastings. The altar was placed on the spot where Harold had been killed. 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.


East Sussex Battle


Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)



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