An English lookout on Battle Ridge looks for signs of Norman movement. It is here on Telham hill, now the site of Helenswood Academy for girls, where William’s men first saw the army of king Harold. According to The Chronicle of Battle Abbey, William’s camp was established at a place called Hedgland. Today Hedgland goes by the name Blackhorse Hill. It was reported by the Norman scouts that the English army were two miles ahead and positioned on Santlache ridge. It is here that William vowed to build an Abbey if God granted him the victory. William lived up to his promise and built the high alter on the very spot where Harold fell.