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St Nicholas

St Nicholas shares a chalk hilltop with the ruins of the castle; both were built soon after the Norman Conquest by William de Braose, a close associate of William the Conqueror.

Bramber, Sussex

Opening times

Open daily.


The Street
BN44 3WE

Originally a cruciform monastic church or chapel for the castle, it became a parish church in the 13th century.

The nave, with its unmistakably Norman south doorway, and the crossing (now the chancel) have survived from the original church. The chancel arch has Norman carvings on the capitals.

The tower dates from a substantial 18th century renovation programme commissioned by the Vicar of the time, Thomas Green, who died in 1789 and is commemorated, with his wife and daughter, in one of the monuments in the church.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Church of England

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