Battle Abbey, High Street, Battle, East Sussex
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 in the Battle of Hastings. After the dissolution of the monasteries some of the buildings were converted into a mansion. Of the abbey church there are practically no remains above ground, but the foundations have been excavated and those at the east end of the abbey are marked out. Of the portions of the abbey above ground the principal buildings dated from the 13th century. This property is now in the care of English Heritage (2010). Find out more.