St Thomas a Beckett at Fairfield by Kim Slater

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St Thomas a Beckett at Fairfield, Romney Marsh, Kent. UK.

Fairfield lies between Brookland and Brenzett on a minor road in a deserted part of the Walland Marsh .

The area was won from the sea (inned) sometime between 1200 and 1270. The monks from Canterbury built dykes to the western edge of the Rhee Wall (the sea defenses built by the Romans) and enclosed the land so reclaiming the rich and fertile soil from the sea.

1287 saw the great storm in which Broomhill was swept away and New Romney barely survived. The Rother changed its course to the sea, and exited the marshes at Rye, whereas before the storm the river found its way to the sea near to modern day Greatstone and Littlestone .

Fayrefelde existed before 1595 as a map of the time shows the village approximately where the church now sits. It is likely that as the land became more reclaimed so the village sprung up.

Nowadays all that can be seen is the church lying down from the road embankment which is probably the original inning wall. The church was built as a temporary structure of timber lath and plaster in the 1200’s to support the local farming community. The exterior has been strengthened with brick, and in 1913 the whole building was reconstructed and encased to preserve it.

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  • James Zickmantel
    James Zickmantelover 3 years ago

    Congratulation on your Feature in HDRI (No Holds Barred)!

  • Excellent news, thank you very much James ;o))

    – Kim Slater

  • Aggpup
    Aggpupover 3 years ago

    Lovely subtle tones, suits the subject well

  • Thank you very much David ;o)

    – Kim Slater

  • Cynthia Broomfield
    Cynthia Broomf...over 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature, Great Capture!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thank you very much Cynthia ;o)

    – Kim Slater

  • samsalt1
    samsalt1over 3 years ago

    A lovely scene, nice one !

  • Thank you, appreciate your comments ;o)

    – Kim Slater

  • Yampimon
    Yampimonover 3 years ago

    Excellent shot, well done

  • Thank you very much ;o))

    – Kim Slater

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleover 3 years ago

    This is a lovely shot. I really like the angle. :)

  • Thank you very much ;o))

    – Kim Slater

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 3 years ago

    Yes, your artwork so beautiful & great creative; a winner of my day…
    Hugs someone you love everyday…warm heart will light you up:)
    Best regards,
    Quote to think about; If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. Dalai Lama

  • Thank you ;o)

    – Kim Slater

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful work..

  • That’s very kind of you Lori, thank you ;)

    – Kim Slater

  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardalmost 3 years ago

    Gorgeous capture, Kim !

  • Thank you Sheryl, thanks for the fave too ;)

    – Kim Slater

  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardover 2 years ago

    A double feature again. Congrats Kim!

  • Thank you Sheryl ;)

    – Kim Slater

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