Battle Abbey, Hastings, England
Record Id: 311
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
Battle Abbey has 19th-century parkland on part of the medieval abbey's 'Great Park'. The park occupies the site of the Battle of Hastings (1066), with gardens in the vicinity of the abbey. The site now boasts a large visitor centre focusing on the battle.
Brief history of site
Battle Abbey was established as a Benedictine foundation in about 1070 by William the Conqueror, as a memorial to his victory over the English at the battle which took place on the site in 1066. Considerable alteration and reconstruction of the Abbey took place in the late 13th century. In 1538, at the Dissolution of the Monasteries under Henry VIII, the Abbey and a substantial area of land was given to Sir Anthony Browne, who demolished the Abbey church, chapter house and part of the cloister, and adapted the west range of buildings as a residence.
Address: Battle Abbey, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0AD
East Sussex; Rother; Battle
Historical County: Sussex
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In Battle, at the south end of High Street.
Form of site: landscape park
Purpose of site: Cultural events/ display
Context or principal building: ancient monument
Site first created: 1070
Main period of development: 19th century
Site Size (Hectares): 54