Battle  Sussex


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Battle like this:

Battle, par. and market town with ry. sta., E. Sussex, 6 miles NW. of Hastings and 56 miles SE. of London, 8253 ac., pop. 3319; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Thursday. Has extensive gunpowder manufactories. The battle of Hastings, won by William the Conqueror in 1066, was fought on the heath between Battle and Hastings; the abbey founded by him has disappeared, but there are the interesting ruins of another subsequently erected on the same spot. In vicinity is Battle Abbey, seat of the Duke of Cleveland.

Battle through time

Battle is now part of Rother district. Click here for graphs and data of how Rother has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Battle itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Battle, in Rother and Sussex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 25th April 2024

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