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The Gatehouse, Battle Abbey

A Grade I Listed Building in Battle, East Sussex

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Latitude: 50.9151 / 50°54'54"N

Longitude: 0.486 / 0°29'9"E

OS Eastings: 574849

OS Northings: 115786

OS Grid: TQ748157

Mapcode National: GBR PWF.HPS

Mapcode Global: FRA C6XP.75D

Entry Name: The Gatehouse, Battle Abbey

Listing Date: 3 August 1961

Last Amended: 13 May 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1278698

English Heritage Legacy ID: 292121

Location: Battle, Rother, East Sussex, TN33

County: East Sussex

District: Rother

Civil Parish: Battle

Built-Up Area: Battle

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Battle St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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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

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