Brenzett, Brookland and the Romney Marsh

Featuring photos (old and new) of Brenzett, Brookland and the surrounding villages plus views and items of interest of the Romney Marsh

New Village Sign (2012}

Brenzett Village

 

Brenzett and the surrounding villages of Brookland, Snargate, Snave and Fairfield is located towards the centre of the Romney Marshes and is surrounded on all sides by open countryside. Brenzett is literally a ‘burnt stable’. The roots are Old English berned ‘burned’ and set ‘stable, fold’; the place is first mentioned in the Domesday Book as Brensete.

The name Brenzett appears in a poem by Rudyard Kipling - Oh Romney Level and Brenzett reeds, (Rudyard Kipling: 1865-1936)

It has a small church which is worth a visit; the church is not situated in Church Lane itself but can be found down a smaller lane about 100 yards away which is signposted.

The world is divided into Europe, Asia, Africa, America — and Romney Marsh, according to Richard Barham, the 19th century author of The Ingoldsby Legends.

A beautiful description of the Romney Marshes can be found on the BBC Website - BBC2 - This Land: Romney Marsh

Local Information of events can be found in the local village magazine (The Marsh Harrier) - copies can be obtained from Brenzett Nurseries located near the Fleur de Lis Public House.

Request for pictures/postcards

 

Do you have any old photos of Brenzett, Brookland, Snargate, Fairfield that I could borrow to scan to put on this website? If so I would be grateful and will acknowledge the provider on the website - if you do please email me at brenzett@btinternet.com - thanks. If you know somebody who has any but does not have access to the web I would be grateful for the contact details.

If any of the photos shown on this website breach copyright in any way please let me know at brenzett@btinternet.com and I will have them removed.

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