Battle Abbey, High Street, Battle, East Sussex

Battle Abbey, High Street, Battle, East Sussex
Photograph taken 01 October 2000 © Mr Clive Read LRPS. Source Historic England Archive ref: 292120

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.

Location

East Sussex Battle

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Tags

abbey norman monastery dissolution religion faith commemorate medieval (1066 - 1484) english heritage