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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.

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. St Thomas a Becket at Fairfield is one of those churches supported by the Romney Marsh Historic Churches Trust .

Nikon D300
Sigma 10-20mm
3 Bracket exposures, merged in Photomatix Pro

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landscape, church, architecture, fairfield, kent, romney marshes, st thomas a becket church

Comments

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariabout 4 years ago

    What a beautiful place Sarah!!! Good to see it is still standing! And that there are planes flying about!!!! lol!! :))))

  • Vicki thank you – re the planes, think I should of cloned out the trails :)

    Sarah

    – Sarah Dawson

  • RedEyes
    RedEyesabout 4 years ago

    got a portrait shoot lined up for here if i can find it again. Great shot Sarah

  • lol it is a bit remote, hope you find it! Thanks Dave :)

    Sarah

    – Sarah Dawson

  • Kim Slater
    Kim Slaterabout 4 years ago

    Great pic Sarah

  • Thank you Kim :)

    Sarah

    – Sarah Dawson

  • Mark Chapman
    Mark Chapmanabout 4 years ago

    I know it well, a lovely part of the world.
    Great shot Sarah.

  • Thanks Mark, indeed a lovely area!

    Sarah

    – Sarah Dawson

  • etienneUK
    etienneUKabout 4 years ago


    Thank you for sharing your work with the Photomatix HDR Group. This wonderful example of a Photomatix-processed image has been accepted into the Group!

  • Etienne – thank you very much :)

    Sarah

    – Sarah Dawson

  • Mr-E
    Mr-Eabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful looking place and a great piece of history, I’ll have to check this place out! Captured well!

  • Kerry thank you, yes definately check it out when you have time, it’s a fabulous place!

    Sarah :)

    – Sarah Dawson

  • idahospudboy
    idahospudboyabout 4 years ago

    I love the history you include each time Sarah! I am a big history buff so it is much appreciated. Nice picture too! :)

  • You are welcome re the history Bob, kind of brings the whole thing together I think, glad you liked the image :)

    Sarah

    – Sarah Dawson

  • artfulvistas
    artfulvistasabout 4 years ago

    Love this!

  • Thank you very much :)

    Sarah

    – Sarah Dawson

  • Mark Robson
    Mark Robsonabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful composition :)

  • Mark, really appreciated – thank you :)

    Sarah

    – Sarah Dawson

  • kenmatcham
    kenmatchamabout 4 years ago

    Superb photo, really love the colours.

  • Thank you very much Ken :)

    Sarah

    – Sarah Dawson

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