Battle Abbey: The Eastern Range and the Excavations of 1978-80
Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England, Jan 1, 1985 - Architecture - 208 pages
Battle Abbey, founded by William the Conqueror himself for his deliverance, was one of the greater abbeys of medieval England. Excavations in 1978-1980 at the eastern range, or dormitory range, uncovered in entirety the chapter house and the redorter. The project also revealed the complete sequence of development at the site from the time of the battle through to the Dissolution. Includes finds reports.
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