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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: THE RUINS OF BATTLE ABBEY

List Entry Number: 1352861

Location

THE RUINS OF BATTLE ABBEY, HIGH STREET

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: East Sussex
District: Rother
District Type: District Authority
Parish: Battle

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 03-Aug-1961

Date of most recent amendment: 13-May-1987


Legacy System Information

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System: LBS

UID: 292120


Asset Groupings

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List Entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

TQ 7415-7515 BATTLE HIGH STREET (south west side)

41/1 The Ruins of Battle Abbey 3.8.61 (formerly listed as Battle Abbey) GV I

Of the portions of the abbey above ground the principal buildings dated from C13. These are:- (a) the Dormitory. This was on the first floor with three vaulted rooms below it. Stone rubble. Lancet windows. Buttresses. (b) the Guest house to the south west. Eight barrel-vaulted chambers with buttresses on the south side along the terrace, with rooms over. Stone rubble. Lancet windows. At the west end are two tall octagonal turrets which were built by Sir Anthony Browne in the C16 after the dissolution, when, as Guardian of the Princess Elizabeth he was preparing a lodging for her at the Abbey, though she never came. 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. Of the abbey church there are practically no remains above ground, but the founda- tions have been excavated and those at the east end are marked out. Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: TQ7500715726


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Map

National Grid Reference: TQ 74941 15644, TQ 75006 15727


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