King William 1 founded the abbey in 1070 to commemorate the Battle of Hastings in 1066 next to the site of the battle. Little now remains of the original building due to rebuilding. The impressive fortified Great Gatehouse was constructed around 1338. After the dissolution of the monastries the other buildings were turned into residences.
|6 miles north of Hastings on the A2100|
|High St, Battle, East Sussex TN33 0AD|