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Bramber Castle

Bramber Castle QR Code Quiz Trail

FREE to enter - Find 15 QR Code trail questions sited all around Bramber castle.

How does the Quiz Trail work?Click to see a video of how QR codes work

Scan each of the 15 QR codes to get a separate question.

All the answers to the 15 questions should be around the castle on the interpretation boards or on other QR Code content that you can scan. Record all of your 15 answers.

Email all 15 answers to a.kb@live.co.uk The most correct answers submitted by 31/08/12 wins a prize!

Scan QR code quiz question (1) on the right to see how it works. No Internet connection is required and you will just need the QR reader installed, as all questions appear as text. 

What if I can't read the QR codes?
If you don’t have a QR reader you can download one FREE for almost any smartphone or device. See www.i-nigma.mobi
The i-nigma website will automatically identify your device and then download and install i-nigma.

The QR code research project at Bramber Castle

Strategic points during your visit to the castle will feature QR codes,, on posts, on boards and walls. The plan is to site QR codes at key points of visitor interest, which may change from June to August.

QR codes will be featured around the castle site to provide details, photos and video of an overview of the castle, its history and ownership, the gatehouse, Victorian graffiti, central motte, defensive ditch, the 1966 excavations, entertainment at the castle and the 1930s steam train that ran here.

 About Bramber Castle

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Bramber Castle - Defending the South

A favourite with visitors, Bramber castle has standing ruins and the remains of earthworks, all in a peaceful setting amongst grass lawns and surrounded by a large, imposing defensive ditch.

Bramber castle was built around 1073, after the Battle of Hastings, and occupied from 1075 to about 1450 by founder William de Braose and his descendants. The castle was established as a defensive and administrative centre for the newly established Rape of Bramber (administrative area).

The motte was raised nine metres above the level of the mound using marl quarried from an encircling ditch, 15 to 17 metres wide and up to four metres deep. The ditch defensive enclosure is best preserved on the southern flank of the site, but on the north it has been combined with a very steep natural slope.

The stone gatehouse guards the only entrance on the south side. The motte was abandoned in the 12th century and a larger stone tower keep of three storeys was built over the gatehouse.

Subsequent alterations and rebuilding were carried out in the 14th century. Large scale subsidence saw the castle fall into ruins during the 16th century, much as it appears today.

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