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St Augustine, Brooklands, Kent

By Humblebee
A rather beautiful and warm November day went to Brooklands to take some shots of this rather special Church. I first visited this little church vack in the 1990's when my daughter wanted to take some images of the bell tower for a school project. I had a play around and have uploaded a second image, hope you like them

Brookland is a compact village which lies on Walland Marsh about 12 miles South East of Tenterden on the A259.

Its church is well known on account of the fact that it has a detached wooden bell tower. The tower is octagonal, and has a conical roof of three diminishing 'flounces'. Until 1936 it was covered in black tarred weatherboarding. It is believed the tower was built around 1260, and so is contemporary with the church itself.

The church is dedicated to St Augustine, the first Archbishop of Canterbury. On entering the church you will notice that the nave arcades lean outwards at a perilous angle. This occurred many years ago due to subsidence. There is still some settlement, and half an inch has been recorded since 1900.

The Royal Arms of George II hang over the south door, and on the south wall is a wall painting of Thomas a Beckett.

Tags: Church Ancient Architecture Digital art Romney marsh

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23 Feb 2013 3:37PM
What an unusual church tower Carol !! This is a lovely photo and I am leaning towards the colour in V1 !! Great write up too !!

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johnlw Plus
11 1 10 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2013 3:40PM
I like V1 best the colour from the leaves help,the shadow on the tower looks better as well overall nice image.
Regards John.
23 Feb 2013 3:40PM
Interesting write-up on this unusual church/tower. I prefer the colour V1, Carol.

23 Feb 2013 3:50PM
Beautiful well composed scene Carol,
23 Feb 2013 5:15PM
That's a relief, I actually agree with each of you, and am glad you like the original - it really is a lovely little church and well worth a visit.
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2013 6:05PM
Great shot Carol love the proccessing in V2 it makes it that bit special for me ,well done.SmileSmile
23 Feb 2013 7:21PM
I like your composition, V1 is my favourite, I like the rustic colours and scene, very nice.

Kindest wishes, Donald.
netta1234 Plus
5 382 2 Wales
23 Feb 2013 8:11PM
Like them bothSmileSmile
23 Feb 2013 10:19PM
A lovely and well composed image Carol. I prefer V1 for the lovely colour
Irishkate Plus
7 41 111 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2013 10:33PM
Lovely autumn leaves in V1 but I do like your processing in V2.
24 Feb 2013 2:03AM

Quote:Like them bothSmileSmile

Very well taken image......Wink
7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2013 8:19AM
Two wonderful variants, beautifully crafted Carol.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 149 16 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2013 3:02PM
2 great imagesSmileSmileV2 ror me is the betterone.

6 3 8 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 1:27AM
A perfect composition. This is excellent, a big thumbs up from me!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
I can not give preference to one of the two pictures ... I like them both, Carol!
Regards Valery

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