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in the county of Kent

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About Brookland

Set in the middle of Romney Marsh, an area once known for sheep and smuggling, the unspoilt lanes of Brookland are better known for its ancient and unusual church, nearby waterways and stunning natural areas in which to appreciate the rich bird life inhabiting the marsh.

Brookland occupies a flat area,on Welland Marsh, where great light fluctuations give it a feeling of space an openness. The village has immense appeal, it is both compact and sedate with a delightful mix of charming properties which reflect the wealden splendour surrounding the village.

The village church is dedicated to Saint Augustine who was the first Archbishop of Canterbury. Unusually, the conical layered wood and shingle bell tower (spire) sits in a small enclosure at the side of the church. When the church was built in the 13th-century it was thought the marsh-land was too soft to take the weight of both church and tower. Thus, the church is crowned with a short embattled clock-face tower. The calm interior displays a fine wall paining of Thomas a Beckett, the Royal arms of George II, a Georgian Pulpit and Georgian box pews. The True treasure of the church is a Norman font thought to be unique in England. It is made of lead and is decorated with signs of the Zodiac and little vignettes depicting various seasonal activities. It is suspected that this font is of French origin, it was possibly brought to Brookland as a trophy from the 100 Years War. The churchyard shows many fine examples of early tomb and grave-stones.

This is a pretty area full of natural wonders to be discovered on quiet walks or by taking a cycle ride along the paths of the many rivers. Brookland is within easy driving distance of Rye from where you can explore the scenic banks of the Royal Military Canal or take a boat trip on the beautiful River Rother. With so much to see and do, Brookland makes an ideal base from which to explore the windmills, churches and rivers dominating Romney Marsh.

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