St Mary in the Marsh, Romney Marsh
The Romney Marshes are very different to most of the rest of Kent and ‘the garden of England’. Situated in the south east of the county, the region has been gradually reclaimed from the sea since Roman times. By definition flat, these vast expanses of marsh created lush grasslands, ideal for grazing sheep. With the sheep came communities of shepherds and with the communities came villages and churches. This drawing is of one of many typically Norman churches set in splendid isolation. The British author Edith Nesbit (1858-1924) who wrote The Borrowers and The Railway Children is buried here.