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This photo of a Kentish church shows that the Bell Tower is separate from the church itself. I think it is very unusual, and will be interested to hear of other exam-ples.

Tags: Architecture Church Bell Tower Somewhere in Kent

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Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
6 Mar 2014 12:40PM
The member "gss" would be very interested in this. He is an architect and knows a lot about wooden buildings. This is a beautiful and most unusual structure. I would love to hear the history of it.

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What an exceptional image...and architectural form. Thank you for bringing this to is.

Again, reminds me of stave churches.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2014 1:36PM
never seen anything like this before
What a find
Will come back later to see what other people say
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
6 Mar 2014 4:51PM
It certainly is most unusual, Ken, a very lovely scene and very nicely captured, despite the inconsiderately placed cones and rubbish bin! Sad That always seems to happen to me too...
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gss 4 1 Romania
6 Mar 2014 5:05PM
Where is this tower located? I think it could be from some Norman origins ( a mixture of Stave churches from Norway and Norman architecture in France - as St Catherine church in Honfleur, Normandie) I wonder if it has a timber structure or only shingles covered.
But thanks for sharing this image, very interesting, and a good photo
9 10 10 England
6 Mar 2014 7:40PM
Unusual but a well composed image.
Information coming I hope.
JOKEN 9 3 10 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2014 7:46PM
iInternet search has revealed that - the church is situated at Brookland, in the Romney Marsh area of Kent. It was built c1260 and is famous for it's octagonal bell tower. The wooden structure was built separate from the stone church because it was felt that the marsh ground could not take the weight of both church and tower.
gss 4 1 Romania
6 Mar 2014 9:50PM
About this church, follow these 2 links ( Wikipedia - St Augustine church in Brookland / Great English Churches )
Ineresting,a really nice subject,very well photographed.Check out my churches after upload tonight and tell me what you think.

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