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St Clements, Old Romney, Kent

By Humblebee
First thank you everyone for your comments and votes on my photographs.

This is the last in my Churches of Romney Marsh for now, hope you like it as much as I do, and have included images from both the outside and inside ...

St Clement's Church in Old Romney, Romney Marsh, is a Church of England parish church and one of the oldest churches in Kent. It was originally constructed in the 12th century although there is some evidence of an original structure on the site dating back to the 8th century.

One of the most-visited Marsh churches, built on an artificial mound to protect it from the floodwaters. There is a Norman nave enlarged by the addition of aisles in the thirteenth century. Because of its virtually unrestored state it has many items of interest, the uneven floor creating a very rural atmosphere. The two hagioscopes to either side of the chancel arch are unusually large and little more than holes knocked into the wall. The rood loft staircase discovered in the 1920s still has its medieval door-frame - a rare survival indeed. In the north chapel is the mensa of the medieval altar. The delightful altar rails are early eighteenth century and present a run of very close-set balusters. The box pews and gallery are, of later eighteenth-century date and were repainted for the Rank film, Dr Syn. The large Royal Arms of George III are dated 1800 - the lion has a particularly smug expression! An interesting and unusual sight is the font, the capitals of which are carved with different figures. They date from the fourteenth century, and are much worn, but with patience one can still pick out details of the grotesque animals. The twentieth century film-producer Derek Jarman is buried in the churchyard and is commemorated by a headstone simply bearing his signature.

Tags: Church Kent Architecture Wildlife and nature Romney marsh Old Romney Romney Sheep

Voters: Ayoob, troosers, S_Psharma and 28 more

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Ayoob 8 Australia
24 Feb 2013 2:05AM
Great set of images -like them all..........Grin

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troosers 7 2 Scotland
24 Feb 2013 2:08AM
An interesting set of pictures and narrative. Love it, Its great when a set of pictures can be boosted by an interesting story.

Thanks, Carol.
p.s I thank you for giving me a U/A. I am humbled.
Jocelia 8 2 1 Australia
24 Feb 2013 2:58AM
A great set, so interesting to see these boxed pews.
I wonder why they were made like that as a lot of work
has gone into themů..

Hermanus 7 4 South Africa
24 Feb 2013 3:58AM
A great set Carol ! I love the church pool - do they do baptisms there Smile
24 Feb 2013 8:28AM
Excellent set Carol,
canonfan 9 7 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2013 8:31AM
A splendid set of images Carol and very informative narrative
netta1234 7 382 2 Wales
24 Feb 2013 8:56AM
A great set with some great information.SmileLook's a lovely little Church and look's ever so clean and tidy inside and out.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
capto Plus
7 5.7k 11 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2013 9:53AM
A very enjoyable set and info.Smile

8 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2013 10:24AM
A most interesting and enjoyable narrative and supporting set of images Carol. I particularly like image number five.

Regards Nathan Grin
danbrann 14 640 17
24 Feb 2013 10:30AM
:A super image to go with the very god and informative narrative. It is nice that we can also see shot from inside this lovely old church.
Irishkate Plus
8 41 115 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2013 11:59AM
I'm smiling at danbrann's tpying error -'very god infromation'.
Appropriate for this lovely church. The pews do look strange!
I love V5 with lovely reflections.
Joline Plus
13 30 54 United States
24 Feb 2013 12:09PM
Such a lovely old church. I like your interior shot very much.
fificat100 8 5 2 Scotland
24 Feb 2013 12:54PM
A very fine set of images. I love V5, Carol Smile A well-seen and taken composition, a very pretty scene with super refections in the pool.

24 Feb 2013 2:17PM
Lovely series, love that blue sky too.
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 159 16 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2013 3:00PM
A nice set of imagesSmileSmileSmile

1881 7 India
24 Feb 2013 5:48PM
Excellent shot.

paskinmj 10 11 1 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2013 5:58PM
Nice set.
Frase 11 Scotland
24 Feb 2013 10:24PM
Superb set of images.
7 3 8 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 1:28AM
A great set, nice one!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
milky 16 Wales
25 Feb 2013 2:18AM
Excellent set-----MilkyWink
25 Feb 2013 6:32AM
An excellent set of images
helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 11:38AM
Love the tower - not many of those around
................and I am smiling at Kate's "tpying" " infromation" too WinkWink

Quote:I'm smiling at danbrann's tpying error -'very god infromation'.
Appropriate for this lovely church. The pews do look strange!
I love V5 with lovely reflections.

26 Feb 2013 6:53PM
Good set Carol Thanks for sharing!
Regards ValerySmile
Fefe Plus
7 33 31 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2013 9:06PM
Interesting set and write up CarolGrin
1 Mar 2013 8:29PM
Huh, great minds and all that, I've just added the one I took on the other side of this church! GrinGrinGrin
bobsblues 9 10 2 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 8:15PM
Mighty fine set of images Carol somrthing for everyone well done .SmileSmile

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