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Battle Abbey School, Battle

Description: Battle Abbey School

Grade: I
Date Listed: 3 August 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 292123

OS Grid Reference: TQ7490115694
OS Grid Coordinates: 574901, 115694
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9142, 0.4867

Location: 1 A2100, Battle, East Sussex TN33 0AD

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

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There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Battle Abbey, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.

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Listing Text

(south west side)
3.8.61 Battle Abbey School


The mansion was built by the Webster family in 1857. Architect Henry Clutton.
But it incorporates part of the medieval buildings of the Abbey, ie the west
wall of the cloisters and parts of the frater and of the Abbot's lodgings. These
are C13-C14. Stone. They are visible at the east side of the building. On the
ground floor are nine pointed arches in early Perpendicular style with tracery
now filled in. These were the west wall of the cloisters. At the south end is
another medieval portion which is taller than the rest of the building. The
remainder dates from 1857. Three storeys and modern attic. Thirteen windows
and four dormers in all. Stone rubble, part of the upper storeys rendered.
Castellated parapet. Modern tiled roof. Casement windows. Two stepped gables
above the cloister arches. The west front dates largely from the C19.

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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