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Memorial details

Memorial type
Chapel or Church: Freestanding building
District
Rother
Town
Battle
County
East Sussex
Country
England
Commemoration
Norman Conquest (1066-1072)
Ceremony
  • Consecrated
    Date: 1076
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
43443
Current location

Battle Abbey
High Street
Battle
Rother
East Sussex
TN33 0AD
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 74960 15730
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A walled former abbey with a ruined church whose high alter marked the spot where King Harold died. This is now marked by an inscribed stone.
Inscription
Stone slab:- THE TRADITIONAL SITE OF / THE HIGH ALTAR OF BATTLE ABBEY / FOUNDED TO COMMEMORATE / THE VICTORY OF DUKE WILLIAM / ON 14 OCTOBER 1066 / THE HIGH ALTAR WAS PLACED TO MARK / THE SPOT WHERE KING HAROLD DIED
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Norman Conquest (1066-1072)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Date of death, rank, forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Church
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
English Heritage
Reference

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