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Name:Bramber Castle
HER Ref:MWS3519
Type of record:Monument


  • Scheduled Monument 12859: BRAMBER CASTLE


The monument includes the earthworks of a castle which was occupied almost continuously from 1075 to c. 1450 by the descendants of the founder, William de Braose.

Grid Reference:TQ 1854 1073
Parish:Bramber, Horsham, West Sussex
Map:Show location on Streetmap

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Ceramic, Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOTTE AND BAILEY (Built, Medieval - 1066 AD to 1085 AD (between))
  • CASTLE (Occupied, Medieval - 1075 AD to 1450 AD (between))


<1>Bibliographic reference: Bloxam MH. 1864. Sussex Arch Colls. 16-243.
<2>Excavation archive: Duke F & Curwen EC. 1927. Sussex Arch Colls. 68:241-4.
<3>Bibliographic reference: 1967. Current Archaeol. 5:131-2.
<4>Bibliographic reference: Barton KJ. 1972. 14:6.
<5>Bibliographic reference: Evans HC. 1928. SCM. 2:391-4.
<6>Bibliographic reference: Barton KJ & Holden EW. 1977. Excavations at Bramber Castle, Sussex, 1966-67. Archaeol. J.. 134:11-79.
<7>Bibliographic reference: 1991. EH Scheduling revision. K1.505.21/8/91..
<8>Unpublished document: South Eastern Archaeological Services. June 1993. An archaeological watching brief at Bramber Castle, West Sussex.
<9>Scheduling record: Secretary of State. 1991. Schedule of Monuments.
<10>EH AMIE Report: English Heritage. 2012. English Heritage National Mapping Programme for Worthing - Weald, West Sussex - Digital Mapping (GIS) Shapefiles.
<11>EH AMIE Report: English Heritage. 2012. English Heritage National Mapping Programme for Worthing - Weald, West Sussex.
<12>Web Site: English Heritage. 2007. PastScape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk/.
<13>Grey Literature Report: Wessex Archaeolgoy. 2011. Bramber Castle, Bramber: Archaeological Watching Brief. Report reference: 77150.03.
<14>Grey Literature Report: Bartlett-Clark Consultancy. 2010. Bramber Castle West Sussex - Report on Archaeological Geophysical Survey 2010.
<15>Unpublished document: University of Reading. 2016. Extending Histories: from Medieval Mottes to Prehistoric Round Mounds Bramber Castle, West Sussex - Interim Report.

Associated Events

  • Part excav, Duke & Curwen, c.1920
  • Part excav, Holden & Barton, -
  • English Heritage National Mapping Programme for Worthing - Weald, West Sussex (Ref: ISSN 1749-8775)
  • Bramber Castle, Bramber: Archaeological Watching Brief (Ref: Report reference: 77150.03)
  • Bramber Castle, Bramber - Geophysical Survey

Associated Monuments

  • MWS3518 - Related to: Saxon pottery - Bramber Castle (Find Spot)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)