In the middle of a field, surrounded by dykes is Fairfield Church, between Brenzett and Brookland on Walland Marsh, which is part of Romney Marsh in Kent.
Looking towards the Altar, showing the Georgian box pews on either side of the aisle. The two tier pulpit can be seen on the left.
The Altar table.
Looking towards the two tier pulpit again, and a better view of the box pews.
Walland Marsh was reclaimed from the sea centuries ago, the original church dates from c1200, and was at that time intended as a temporary structure, made of wattle and daub, which served the long lost village which was sited there. The original building was encased with bricks in the 18th century. The village and Church are marked as Fayrefelde on a map dated prior to 1595.
Photos of the beautiful roof.
One of the ceiling plaques.
Looking towards the back of the Church, showing the seven sided font.
The door in the centre of this photo is the main entrance to the Church.
This photo and the one above were taken from the two tier pulpit, even though the congregation were in the box pews the Vicar was able to see everyone :)
The door is not very water tight..
The Church is accessed by a causeway across a field, after collecting the original key from a house nearby.
I love this photo, it seems to capture the feeling of the isolation of the Church. My husband can be seen on the left, walking back to the car across the field, and just out of the photo to the right are the sheep who live here!
A wonderful little Church, I am pleased we visited it :D