Bramber, West Sussex
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Apart from the castle, the most interesting historic building in Bramber is St Mary's House, a medieval dwelling built around 1470 by Bishop William Wayneflete. The house was intended to serve as a residence for four monks who served as bridge wardens for an important crossing of the Adur.
The building was extended to include panelled chambers and Elizabethan paintings. Queen Elizabeth I is known to have stayed here, as did Charles II. More recently, St Mary's House was used by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as the setting for his Sherlock Holmes mystery, The Musgrave Ritual.
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Address: Bramber, West Sussex, England
Attraction Type: Village
Location: On the A283, 13 miles south of Horsham
OS: TQ 1872 1064
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Bramber Castle - 0 miles (Castle)
Bramber, St Nicholas Church - 0 miles (Historic Church)
St Mary's House - 0.1 miles (Historic Building)
Steyning Museum - 0.7 miles (Museum)
Botolphs, St Botolph Church - 0.7 miles (Historic Church)
Lancing College Chapel - 2.6 miles (Historic Church)
Chanctonbury Ring - 3.1 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Cissbury Ring - 3.3 miles (Prehistoric Site)
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