Beeding & Bramber Village Hall is a vibrant community space situated in the heart of the village of Upper Beeding and the adjacent village of Bramber in West Sussex. The Village Hall is self funded as we’re an independent charity that’s led and managed by our brilliant volunteers.
About our villages
Divided by the river Adur, but united by our beautiful bridge and vibrant communities, the two West Sussex villages of Upper Beeding and Bramber share our Village Hall. The villages lie in the flood plain of the River Adur gap in the South Downs four miles north of Shoreham by Sea, on the northern edge of the South Downs National Park. Our beautiful neighbourhood is criss-crossed by many footpaths and bridleways, including the Monarchs Way, the Downs Link and the South Downs Way. The area is popular with walkers, cyclists and equestrians.
The river Adur has always been important, for its effect on the landscape of the parish, as a means of communication, and in providing employment. Sometimes it was called the Beeding river or water, and on one occasion Horton river. In the early Middle Ages it formed a wide estuary between Bramber Castle, King’s Barn, and Wyckham (in Steyning) on the west and Upper Beeding Church and Horton Hall on the east; much sea shingle is said once to have been visible at King’s Barn. In the Middle Ages salt was extracted from tidal marshland within the parish. Later, as in other parishes of the Adur valley, land was gradually reclaimed.
The villages contain buildings of considerable historical interest such as the Saxon church at Botolphs, Bramber Castle, which is cared for by English Heritage, St Nicholas Church, the oldest Norman Church in the county, and the 15th century former pilgrims rest at St Mary’s House. St. Mary’s still attracts great interest and, through the efforts of the current owners and volunteers, the house and gardens have been restored to their former glory and numerous events are held throughout the year.
(Source – Parish websites)