Church in the Marshes card
Card - Church in the Marshes
based on St Thomas à Becket, Fairfield, Walland Marsh in the Romney Marsh in Kent
The tiny church of St Thomas à Becket has been surrounded by water for most of its life, isolated and inaccessible for much of the year until major building work to save the structure in 1913 also resulted in the building of a causeway. Built around 1200AD, it is the last remnant of a medieval village that has long since disappeared. The original timber structure was encased by brick in the 18th century, and only the original 13th century roof timbers can be seen in the otherwise entirely Georgian interior. St Thomas à Becket stands on the Romney Marsh, where people eeked out a living on the flat salt marshes they had reclaimed from the sea. This beautifully bleak landscape is steeped in a history of defending it from the sea and invaders, it is notorious for smuggling and treacherous journeys, and famous for the utterly resilient Romney Marsh sheep which have been exported worldwide.
Professional reproduction card of an original linocut print, responsibly printed in the UK using vegetable-based toners. Carbon-offset off-white card, textured finish.
Supplied with brown Kraft envelope made from UK post-consumer waste.
Blank inside for your own message
Approx size: 12x12 cm