It was the last religious community to be closed in 1540 during Henry VIII's Dissolution of the Monasteries.
Ruins of the 14th cent gatehouse of the Augustinian Abbey. Built in 1369 of stone and bricks the gateway formed the main entrance to the abbey precinct. The large archway was for wheeled traffic and the smaller one for pedestrians.
Legend has it that the Abbey is the burial site of King Harold, the last Saxon King who died in 1066 at the Battle of Hastings.