Tag Archives: Sussex

Two Sussex Churches

I meet up with Martin Snow, church building enthusiast, to explore two of Sussex finest Saxon/Norman churches: St Botolph’s and Coombes, both between Shoreham and Steyning in West Sussex.

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Bramber Castle and its History

Bramber Castle is situated at the west of the tiny village of Bramber, near Steyning in West Sussex. Built by William De Braose around 1171, it was the administrative centre for the rape of Bramber. I walk around the remains of the bailey and climb the motte, and later plunge into the defensive ditch that […]

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Boxgrove Priory in West Sussex

Today I have a walk around the ruins of Boxgrove Priory’ lodging house. The main church has been restored now and looks magnificent inside. I have a poke around there too. The monastery was far larger in its day, but after the dissolution of the monasteries priory fell into ruin.

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An Atmospheric Stroll Around Worthing Pier

Take a quiet early morning stroll with me along Worthing’s fabulous pier. Worthing is on the south coast in West Sussex, England. The is one of many that jut out into the seas around England, popular with visitors.

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Cowdray House

Cowdray House in Midhurst, West Sussex, was a Tudor nobleman’s grand mansion, built around 1520 and 1542. Henry VIII and Elizabeth I visited and stayed there, no doubt hunting in the local hazel wood forest. The house was a near copy of Hampton Court, although not quite as big. No one was permitted to have […]

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The Bedham Mission Church

The UK is filled with strange oddities. Take for example the red-brick remains of a roofless church in West Sussex tucked away in a small hamlet called Bedham. Once home to woodcutters and charcoal burners the woodland is now a nature reserve open to the public. The tiny community that lived here for generations after […]

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