St Nicholas, (Bramber)




A Church Near You (Church of England site for this church).


The Street, Bramber, West Sussex.

Grid reference: 518620, 110630, View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.


Church of England Clergy Database.


Earliest Register: 1601.


There are no baptisms in the OPC database.

No baptism IGI batches known.


There are no burials in the OPC database.

No burial IGI batches known.


There are no marriages in the OPC database.

No marriage IGI batches known.

Monumental inscriptions:

There are 59 monumental inscriptions in the OPC database.


POWPics (The New Roughwood Church Album) contains 16 photographs of this church. This album will also display any postcards or other images of the church which are in the Sussex OPC database.

There are 21 images of this church in the OPC database.

Building information:

Built: 1073.

Current use: Worship.

Harrison's description (1911):

ST. NICHOLAS. Restored in 1871 and new Nor. windows inserted in E. end; restored again in 1890. The old Nor. church under the castle walls was cruciform, and the arches of the chancel and of the N. and S. transepts can be plainly seen on the outside. The tower, with its round Nor. arches, was repaired and converted into a chancel in 1790; the W. arch rests on shafts with carved capitals. S. door is Nor. Note the peculiar paintings. There is an old bell. Reg. 1601.


There are no documents about this church in the OPC database. If you have one, please contribute a transcription!


There are no books about this church in the Sussex OPC Bibliography.

There is 1 article about this church in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.


Supposed to be the oldest Norman church in Sussex, St.Nicholas' is a gem in the South Downs. It has a remarkable chancel arch. Bramber is a very pretty village, and the church is at its heart, on the hillside, beside the ruined castle.

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