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A HISTORY TO INSPIRE

HISTORY AND LOCATION

 

Glengorse Estate is located in a rural setting just outside the historic market town of Battle, well known for its splendid 11th Century Abbey and as the location of the Battle of Hastings.

 

The estate enjoys a secluded location and extends to over seventy acres including formal grounds, arable land and woodland incorporating two lakes. In addition to the main house there is a Chapel, Cottage and Equestrian Facility within the estate.

 

The main house was constructed in 1820 and was a private residence until the 1920’s when it became a public school. The estate remained an education establishment until 1991 when Glengorse and Hydneye School merged with Battle Abbey School.

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The swimming pool, now dedicated for wildlife and rare water lilies

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Students pictured on the rear lawn above the pool

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A former dormitory, now Office 505 at the south end of the building

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GLENGORSE AS A SCHOOL

'Committed to Education Excellence'

Glengorse and Hydneye was a boarding and day preparatory school with approximately 100 students, many of whom lived in dormitories within the main house.

 

The school was well equipped with hard tennis courts, cricket fields, an indoor gymnasium and heated outdoor swimming pool, as well as specialist classrooms for vocational subjects such as home economics and carpentry.

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Students pictured on the island in front of the main building

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ELEGANTLY RESTORED

 

Glengorse has been extensivley refurbished to create offices ready for the future, but if you look closely you will still find clues of the buildings history.

Hanging on the great staircase is a painting completed by a student depicting a sporting event at the estate, it's been there since it was painted and we wouldn't have it any other way.

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Take a look back and see how Glengorse has changed over the years with our Built for This video. We're so proud to be home to ISP School Battle and continuing to provide a safe place for young people to learn, explore and grow.

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