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By Sezz    
One from my archives today. This was taken on a late afternoon on a lovely September day back in 2008, spent in the company of epz's Dave87 - was a good day!

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 .

Tags: Landscape Kent Architecture Landscape and travel Fairfield Romney marshes Brenzett St thomas a becket church

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barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2010 1:45PM
On first look I would have thought it was taken in the lowlands in Nederland
Seems a really peaceful place
Love the comp.

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24 Mar 2010 1:47PM
superb image
User_Removed 11 485 13 England
24 Mar 2010 1:56PM
a cracking shot of this place. Can't wait to get down there myself

saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
24 Mar 2010 2:01PM
Superb image, great colours and a lovely reflection. Well done.
Jalapeno 8 127 2 Iceland
24 Mar 2010 2:05PM
nice job!
Kenfromsot 10 57 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2010 2:12PM
Lovely shot Sarah.....would have been tempted to clone out the two telegraph poles if you don't mind me saying so.

DiegoDesigns 12 117 6 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2010 2:12PM
A delightful scene Sarah, good colour and some nice shadow detail too... Dave

P.S. Don't you just wish the aeroplanes would fly somewhere else?
24 Mar 2010 2:17PM
Beautiful well composed image Sarah

borrower 8 4 England
24 Mar 2010 2:23PM
Beautiful composition, gorgeous light, reflection, detail.
Sezz 13 617 15 England
24 Mar 2010 2:26PM
Thank you everyone!
Dave - think of the trails as a kiss over the church Wink

Sarah x
TyChee 13 275 1 United States
24 Mar 2010 2:30PM
Very nice shot. Looks like a great place to spend the day.
andy210966 10 4 119 Wales
24 Mar 2010 2:37PM
A fine shot Sarah! Really like the con trails!

DanielD 8 1 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2010 2:38PM
Great picture - Fantastic composition. If you accept my suggestion I should vanished the white lines from the sky left by the plane.
Anyway it's a great shot
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
24 Mar 2010 2:38PM
A wonderful capture to remind us what summer is like, Sarah! A very lovely scene, and a very interesting write-up too.
TrevB Smile
maryg 9 66 18 Scotland
24 Mar 2010 2:45PM
lovely warm tones
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
24 Mar 2010 2:54PM
A lovely fenland shot, Sarah, in a nice composition. Your narrative is so interesting too, and adds so much understanding of the locale.
baclark 9 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2010 3:12PM
In really enjoy the shapes of the roofs with that triangular flipped up edge. Well composed and interesting info too.
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2010 3:17PM
nice light and a very interesting read.

Richsr 11 91 223 England
24 Mar 2010 3:45PM
The light and colours you have captured in this are excellent Sarah, good details too. Fine work.
Regards Richard
cassiecat 10 39 46 England
24 Mar 2010 3:55PM
like it. lesley
JOKEN 9 3 10 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2010 3:59PM
A splendid image - however, in my view it is even better with a crop of the foreground to just below the church.
DaveMead 8 23 14 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2010 4:16PM
Lovely composition.
Sezz 13 617 15 England
24 Mar 2010 4:52PM
Thank you very much everyone for your thoughts and suggestions, really appreciated Smile

Sarah x
24 Mar 2010 6:25PM
Nice light and shadows Sarah, a lovely atmosphere.

John Smile
colmar 10 42 35 Scotland
24 Mar 2010 6:55PM
Nice history and a grand image to go along with it Colin
Trout_Man 9 1 30 Wales
24 Mar 2010 7:14PM
Excellent capture and composition, very interesting read, thanks Smile Geoff.
24 Mar 2010 9:39PM
Fabulous shot, excellent write up.
backbeat Plus
12 134 1 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2010 11:11PM
a beautiful summery shot sarah

Sezz 13 617 15 England
24 Mar 2010 11:38PM
Gentlemen, thank you very much Smile

Sarah x
Nigel_95 Plus
12 262 2 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2010 8:47PM
I like the light and colours in this Sarah.

FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
26 Mar 2010 2:54PM
A beautiful presentation Sarah, lovely color and like the lead in, superb write up too as always,
Has a nice warmth to it, and I like the shapes and shadows in the roof as well,

Sezz 13 617 15 England
26 Mar 2010 5:36PM
Nigel, Geoff, Michael and to those who voted also - thank you Smile

Sarah x
Dave87 Plus
11 42 5 England
28 Mar 2010 1:48PM
A church not to be missed by visiting photographers to Dungeness. No roads or car park at this church - all visitors arrive via foot or boat during the floods in the winter. Fairfield church sits in a field all alone surrounded by dykes just waiting for a super shot like this to be taken. Love it Sarah, you captured the feeling of the Marsh superbly here.

29 Mar 2010 1:16PM
Hi, Sezz, splendid one.

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