BRAMBER CASTLE

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Bramber Castle

There isn't much left of Bramber Castle - a few sections of curtain wall, the remains of a tower, an overgrown motte, ditch, bits of masonry and an enormous section of gatehouse wall. It was built by the Norman, William de Braose, in 1073 to help control the locality and stayed in the family's hands for about 200 years. Bramber was still in use in the 15th century, but fell into disrepair and was in ruins by the time of the Civil War. Next door is St Nicholas' Church - which was originally the castle's chapel and is a little gem. The location is just on the edge of Bramber village.  Legend has it that the ghosts of the 4th Baron William de Breose's children, starved to death in Windsor Castle as hostages of King John, haunt the streets nearby.

Region/Nation
Location/Address
Castle Lane
Bramber
Steyning
County
West Sussex
Post Code
BN44 3NW
Main Historic Period
Norman
Tip/Nearby
Cissbury Ring, Brighton
Primary Management
English Heritage

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