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.
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