St Thomas Becket, Fairfield (TN29 9RZ)

St Thomas Becket, Fairfield in the Snow - copyright © 2014 John Hendy

St Thomas Becket, Fairfield in the Snow – copyright © 2014 John Hendy

St Thomas Becket is the most iconic of all the churches on Romney Marsh. The tiny building that dates back to the late 12th century sits isolated in a field cut through with dykes and grazed by sheep; the houses of the original medieval inhabitants of Fairfield have long since disappeared. Constructed with a wooden frame and walls of wattle and daub, the church was restored in the 18th century when the walls were replaced with bricks. Inside the church is a pristine 18th century interior with a white-painted triple-decker pulpit, box pews, and oval text boards.

Text copyright © 2014 Joan Campbell

Box pews at St Thomas Becket, Fairfeld - copyright © 2014 Ian Hamilton

Box pews at St Thomas Becket, Fairfeld – copyright © 2014 Ian Hamilton