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The Gatehouse, Battle Abbey, Battle

Description: The Gatehouse, Battle Abbey

Grade: I
Date Listed: 3 August 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 292121

OS Grid Reference: TQ7484915786
OS Grid Coordinates: 574849, 115786
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9151, 0.4860

Location: Park Lane, Battle, East Sussex TN33 0AD

Locality: Battle
Local Authority: Rother District Council
County: East Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: TN33 0AD

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Listing Text

(south west side)

41/1A The Gatehouse, Battle
3.8.61 (formerly listed as
part of Battle Abbey)


Built in 1338 by Abbot Alan of Ketling. Stone. Pointed carriage archway and
similar pedestrian archway with two storeys over. Ornamental arcading on first
floor. Castellated parapet. Four octagonal turrets at the angles. The portion
to the west of it forming the porters lodge is C12 and of two storeys. The portion
to the east of the gateway was added in the C16 probably by Sir Anthony Browne
on the site of the Almonry of the Abbey and was used as the court room of the
manor of Battle till the C18. Two storeys. Four windows. Two round-headed arches.
At the north east corner is an arched buttress and an octagonal - turret behind
it. Part of the Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: TQ7490915704

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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