St Nicholas Church by 4rky

St Nicholas Church

On the hillside, beside the ruins of Bramber castle, lies St Nicholas Church. It is believed to be the oldest Norman church in England, having been built in 1073 shortly after the Norman Conquest. Although the castle is in ruins today, the church is very much in existence and stands immediately downhill of the castle gatehouse on a slope looking out over the village.
An amazingly old church - and it does seem to have a fortified tower as well. Those days must have been incredibly uncertain. Is the church still in use?
September 30th, 2018  
The church was used as a gun emplacement for attacking the castle during the Civil War.
The nave and chancel are the originals; the transepts were demolished in the 14th century; the tower was rebuilt in the 18th century. The church is still in use and there is a service every Sunday morning.
It is in a "picture postcard" spot between the Castle ruins at the top of the hill and the village at the bottom.
September 30th, 2018  
Beautiful church, lovely photo
September 30th, 2018  
It is really beautiful. It is wonderful that it is still in use it really doesn't look that old. Amazing.
September 30th, 2018  
Nice perspective and composition...great b&w shot
September 30th, 2018  
Great capture of light on an interesting structure.
September 30th, 2018  
Lovely angled shot...Fav
September 30th, 2018  
Love your pov, the shadows and the b&w:)
September 30th, 2018  
It is awesome just how old some buildings are and what this church has been through. This is such a nice composition, the angle and different tones.
September 30th, 2018  
Great shot... love the tones
September 30th, 2018  
Looks like a scene from a noir movie mystery. Wonderful.
September 30th, 2018  
Love the pov and B&W :)
September 30th, 2018  
Lovely capture
September 30th, 2018  
Nice pov and good choice for b and w
September 30th, 2018  
Wonderful pov and great b&w!
September 30th, 2018  
This looks really good in black & white... fav
September 30th, 2018  
Such history! Amazing if it could talk...
October 1st, 2018  
Amazing!
October 1st, 2018  
I really like this composition.
October 1st, 2018  
Great composition and processing.
October 2nd, 2018  
Years ago we visited friends who lived in Forest Hill just outside of Oxford. There was a St. Nicholas church there as well. We attended services one Sunday morning. I was awed by being in a church so old. It too was build about the same time as this one.
October 3rd, 2018  
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Thanks for taking the time to leave such lovely comments - I really appreciate your time and I know how lucky I am to have such interesting buildings like St Nicholas church close by
October 6th, 2018  
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