Places Of Worship
Title: Bayham Abbey
Description: One of the most extensive ruins in Sussex, Bayham Abbey was built between 1208 and 1211 and is set in picturesque surroundings.
Address: Bayham Road (B2169), Little Bayham, Nr Lamberhurst, East Sussex
Post Code: TN3 8BG
Built between 1208 and 1211, Bayham Abbey forms the most extensive ruins in the county, after Battle Abbey. Standing in a valley next to a lake formed by the River Teise (the river forms the border between Kent and Sussex), the abbey was colonised from the mother house, the Abbey of Prémonstré in France. There is only one other abbey; St Radegund's near Canterbury in Kent that was colonised in this way.
In 1800, Humphry Repton made use of the picturesque scene of the abbey by the lake, when he planned the grounds of the mansion (also called Bayham Abbey) situated across the river, in Kent.