East Range, Battle Abbey, Battle, East Sussex

East Range, Battle Abbey, Battle, East Sussex
Photograph taken 2007 © Historic England Archive Photo Library ref: J070059

Vaulted north chamber of the East Range which was perhaps the Monks Common Room. This part of the abbey was built in the 1100s. 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.

Location

East Sussex Battle

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Tags

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