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St Mary the Virgin, St Mary in the Marsh

By Humblebee
On arriving back in England after 7 years in Australia, we ended up in Kent, and were lucky enough to rent a home for a year in lovely St Mary in the Marsh. The big skies of the marsh helped in settling in removing any longing for the big skies of Australia, and giving us a welcome relief from its harshness, with beautiful gentle colours and countryside, and holds special place in my heart.

St Mary in the Marsh is a village near New Romney in Kent, England, situated in the heart of Romney Marsh in one of its least populated areas, but with New Romney just 3 miles away, there are plenty of amenities close by. The village consists of a few homes, The Star Inn, which provides a focal point for the local community, and a church, “St Mary the Virgin”

It is probable that there was a Saxon church on the site originally known as "Siwold's Circe". This was superseded after the Norman invasion by a stone built church with a splendid three tier tower of Kentish ragstone. The oldest parts of the church are about 1133 AD. The chancel was extended in about 1220 AD. Inside is a plaque commemorating Edith Nesbit, author of The Railway Children, who lived at St. Mary's Bay and is buried in the churchyard. There are many interesting features of the building which warrant a visit.

Tags: Landscape Church Architecture Countryside Romney marsh

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21 Feb 2013 11:39PM
Super composition Carol, excellent work,

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21 Feb 2013 11:46PM
A lovely composition, very well captured, Carol. Super colours. - oh what a lovely day down there! SmileSmile

Frase 10 Scotland
22 Feb 2013 12:46AM
Wonderful image.
Complimented with interesting text.
It does look a beautiful area.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2013 1:30AM
Interesting narrative and also your comparison between Australia and England.
The cherry blossom blends in with the Church roof and lead in brick wall.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
22 Feb 2013 4:20AM
This is an excellent image Carol !! I love the processing and the write up !! Good stuff !
22 Feb 2013 5:43AM
Excellent image and beautifully presented Carol
Ayoob 6 Australia
22 Feb 2013 6:05AM

Quote:Super composition Carol, excellent work,

I agree with all above.........GrinGrinWink
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
22 Feb 2013 7:10AM
A lovely image ,and I love the Cherry BlossomSmileSmile
Cristian 13 950 1
22 Feb 2013 8:03AM
Cracking image and also informative comments.


Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
22 Feb 2013 9:24AM
The texture of the flint knapping shows up well, Carol, and a lovely sky as a backdrop.

22 Feb 2013 10:48AM
22 Feb 2013 6:36PM
Lovely image Carol. Kent at it's best. Love that part of the county. Don
6 3 8 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2013 10:30PM
Good lead in with the road. A delightful looking church captured wonderfullyGrin I bet you wouldn't find anything like this in Oz!Wink

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