Battle Abbey Gatehouse
The main entrance to the Abbey grounds is through the Great Gatehouse (listed grade I) in the north boundary wall. The wide, gravelled drive, seen here, leading south from the Gatehouse's vaulted passageways between open lawns which formed the Abbey's outer court up to the mid C16. The present Gatehouse, which is rectangular in plan and has octagonal turrets at each corner, dates largely from a reconstruction begun in 1338. Now forming the main visitor entrance and exhibition rooms, the Gatehouse originally provided both security and accommodation for the Abbot's guests or visiting officials. (Historic England)
Signs of modern times are all too evident with the modern signage, neat mown grass and a white delivery van.