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James Brunker | The Weavers Restaurant and Garden Southborough Kent

The Weavers Restaurant and Garden Southborough Kent

This building in Southborough near Tunbridge Wells used to house The Weavers pub / restaurant and is a fine example of a Wealden Hall farmhouse. It dates from the 16th Century though there have been more recent additions and modifications; it is a Grade II listed building. This style of farmhouse was commonly built in southeast England at the time, especially in the Weald of Kent and Sussex.
James Brunker |  A Survivor of the Great Storm of 1987 Knole Park Kent

A Survivor of the Great Storm of 1987 Knole Park Kent

This unusually shaped beech tree (Fagus sylvatica) is in Knole Park, Sevenoaks, Kent. The main trunk broke off during the Great Storm of October 1987 which blew over, damaged or destroyed thousands of trees in southern England. The Sevenoaks area was particularly affected, the town also lost 6 of the 7 oaks for which it is named. Autumnal bracken (Pteridium aquilinum) always adds some glorious colour to autumn and winter landscapes!
James Brunker | Oak Tree and Copper Beech Hedge on High Weald Walk Kent

Oak Tree and Copper Beech Hedge on High Weald Walk Kent

A typical country view along the Wealdway long distance footpath between Southborough and Bidborough near Tunbridge Wells, Kent. This section could also be included in the High Weald Walk, another popular route. Copper beech trees (Fagus sylvatica purpurea, an ornamental version of the European beech Fagus sylvatica) form the hedge on the right.
James Brunker | Winter Oak Trees Along the Wealdway Footpath Kent

Winter Oak Trees Along the Wealdway Footpath Kent

A typical country view along the Wealdway long distance footpath between Southborough and Bidborough near Tunbridge Wells, Kent. This section could also be included in the High Weald Walk, another popular route. The golden late afternoon winter sunlight really enhances the patterns and textures of the mature tree trunks.
James Brunker | Oak Tree and Country Views Along The Wealdway Kent

Oak Tree and Country Views Along The Wealdway Kent

A typical country view along the Wealdway long distance footpath between Southborough and Bidborough near Tunbridge Wells, Kent. This section could also be included in the High Weald Walk, another popular route. Winter is a wonderful time for tree lovers, the lack of foliage really allows you to appreciate their wonderful shapes and branches and they add loads of character to the landscapes.
James Brunker | The Weavers Southborough Kent

The Weavers Southborough Kent

This building in Southborough near Tunbridge Wells used to house The Weavers pub / restaurant and is a fine example of a Wealden Hall farmhouse. It dates from the 16th Century though there have been more recent additions and modifications; it is a Grade II listed building. This style of farmhouse was commonly built in southeast England at the time, especially in the Weald of Kent and Sussex.
James Brunker | Surreal Beech Tree Roots on Sandstone Rock

Surreal Beech Tree Roots on Sandstone Rock

I found these fantastic European or common beech tree (Fagus sylvatica) roots on Rusthall Common near Tunbridge Wells in Kent. This part of the High Weald is noted for its sandstone rock outcrops as well as its ancient woodlands. This ancient root system had spread over and into crevasses and joints in the rock almost like some alien growth, it's amazing what nature can do over time!
James Brunker | Beech Tree and Sandstone Rocks Rusthall Kent

Beech Tree and Sandstone Rocks Rusthall Kent

I found these fantastic European or common beech tree (Fagus sylvatica) roots on Rusthall Common near Tunbridge Wells in Kent. This part of the High Weald is noted for its sandstone rock outcrops as well as its ancient woodlands. This ancient root system had spread over and into crevasses and joints in the rock almost like some alien growth, it's amazing what nature can do over time!
James Brunker | Beech Tree and Sandstone Rusthall Common Kent

Beech Tree and Sandstone Rusthall Common Kent

I found these fantastic European or common beech tree (Fagus sylvatica) roots on Rusthall Common near Tunbridge Wells in Kent. This part of the High Weald is noted for its sandstone rock outcrops as well as its ancient woodlands. This ancient root system had spread over and into crevasses and joints in the rock almost like some alien growth, it's amazing what nature can do over time!
James Brunker | Tonbridge Castle Gatehouse and Gardens Kent

Tonbridge Castle Gatehouse and Gardens Kent

Tonbridge Castle's twin towered gatehouse is one of the finest of its kind in England and was completed in 1260. The neighbouring mansion was added in the 1790s. Tonbridge has long been an important crossing point on the River Medway, the remains of an earlier motte and bailey fort also stand on the site (out of the left side of this shot). Images that are closer crops without the flower bed are also available, please message if interested!
James Brunker | Tonbridge Castle Gardens In Summer Kent

Tonbridge Castle Gardens In Summer Kent

Tonbridge Castle's twin towered gatehouse is one of the finest of its kind in England and was completed in 1260. The neighbouring mansion was added in the 1790s. Tonbridge has long been an important crossing point on the River Medway, the remains of an earlier motte and bailey fort also stand on the site (out of the left side of this shot). Images that are closer crops without the flower bed are also available, please message if interested!
James Brunker | A Summer Afternoon At Tonbridge Castle Kent

A Summer Afternoon At Tonbridge Castle Kent

People enjoy a summer´s afternoon in the gardens next to Tonbridge Castle, Kent. The castle's twin towered gatehouse is one of the finest of its kind in England and was completed in 1260. The neighbouring mansion was added in the 1790s. Tonbridge has long been an important crossing point on the River Medway, the remains of an earlier motte and bailey fort also stand on the site (out of the left side of this shot).
James Brunker | Oast Houses and Cumulus Clouds Kent

Oast Houses and Cumulus Clouds Kent

Dramatic cumulus clouds rise behind a pair of oast houses, seen from the Wealdway near Haysden in the Medway valley, Kent. Oast houses are particularly associated with Kent and are also called hop kilns as they were built to dry hops. Hops were once the most important crop in the county, now they are hardly grown and many oasts have been converted into homes. A rampant white horse is one of the symbols of Kent and features on the county coat of arms. The black horse here has presumably been painted to contrast with the white cowl. Similar images with different clouds are available, please message if interested!
James Brunker | Oast House Cowl and Cumulus Clouds Kent

Oast House Cowl and Cumulus Clouds Kent

A close up of an oast house cowl seen from the Wealdway near Haysden in the Medway valley , Kent. Oast houses are particularly associated with Kent and are also called hop kilns as they were built to dry hops. Hops were once the most important crop in the county, now they are hardly grown and many oasts have been converted into homes. A rampant white horse is one of the symbols of Kent and features on the county coat of arms. The black horse here has presumably been painted to contrast with the white cowl. Similar images with different clouds and in vertical format are available, please message if interested!
James Brunker | Typical White Weatherboarded Cottage Kent

Typical White Weatherboarded Cottage Kent

These white painted weatherboarded cottages are characteristic of south east England. This one is Stuart Cottage close to Southborough Common near Tunbridge Wells in the Weald of Kent. It is one of the oldest buildings in Southborough and a Grade II Listed building, parts date from the 16th Century.
James Brunker | Railway Bridge Across River Medway Kent

Railway Bridge Across River Medway Kent

A beautiful late spring / early summer´s day next to the River Medway at Haysden near Tonbridge, Kent. The bridge carries the Tonbridge to Redhill railway line, part of the first line from London to Dover and built in 1836 by the South Eastern Railway. The main line now takes a more direct route from London to Tonbridge, this route now offers a cross country service and connections to Gatwick Airport.
James Brunker | Train Crossing River Medway at Haysden Kent

Train Crossing River Medway at Haysden Kent

An electric passenger train operated by Southern (a subsidiary of Govia) crosses the River Medway at Haysden shortly before arriving at Tonbridge. This line, which runs from Tonbridge to Redhill, was built in 1836 by the South Eastern Railway as part of the first railway from London to Dover. A newer, more direct main line route now carries most of the rail traffic from London to Tonbridge; this line is now more used as a local service with connections to Gatwick Airport.
James Brunker | Colebrook Viaduct and Grazing Sheep Kent

Colebrook Viaduct and Grazing Sheep Kent

Sheep grazing in fields near the impressive but little known Colebrook or Southborough Viaduct at the bottom of Powder Mill Lane near Southborough, Kent. It was built in 1845 when the railway from Tonbridge to Tunbridge Wells was constructed and has 26 arches. The stream in the valley is a tributary of the River Medway, the viaduct is one of the main landmarks on the High Weald Walk footpath that passes through the picturesque countryside in this part of Kent.
James Brunker | Colebrook or Southborough Viaduct in Summer Kent

Colebrook or Southborough Viaduct in Summer Kent

Sheep grazing in fields near the impressive but little known Colebrook or Southborough Viaduct at the bottom of Powder Mill Lane near Southborough, Kent. It was built in 1845 when the railway from Tonbridge to Tunbridge Wells was constructed and has 26 arches. The stream in the valley is a tributary of the River Medway, the viaduct is one of the main landmarks on the High Weald Walk footpath that passes through the picturesque countryside in this part of Kent.
James Brunker | Southern Rail Train Crossing Colebrook Viaduct Kent

Southern Rail Train Crossing Colebrook Viaduct Kent

A Southern Rail electric train crosses the impressive but little known Colebrook or Southborough Viaduct at the bottom of Powder Mill Lane near Southborough, Kent, England. It was built in 1845 when the railway from Tonbridge to Tunbridge Wells was constructed and has brick 26 arches of differing heights. The railway continues to Hastings on the south coast and is an important commuter route to London.
James Brunker | Colebrook or Southborough Railway Viaduct Kent

Colebrook or Southborough Railway Viaduct Kent

Sheep grazing in fields near the impressive but little known Colebrook or Southborough Viaduct at the bottom of Powder Mill Lane near Southborough, Kent. It was built in 1845 when the railway from Tonbridge to Tunbridge Wells was constructed and has 26 arches. The stream in the valley is a tributary of the River Medway, the viaduct is one of the main landmarks on the High Weald Walk footpath that passes through the picturesque countryside in this part of Kent.
James Brunker | Front Door of Historic Cottage Chiddingstone Kent

Front Door of Historic Cottage Chiddingstone Kent

The front door of a typical old Wealden cottage in Chiddingstone, Kent. The vertical / hanging tiling on the upper storey is a very distinctive feature of cottages in the region.
James Brunker | Footpath Through Cornfield near Tudeley on a Summer's Day Kent

Footpath Through Cornfield near Tudeley on a Summer's Day Kent

A typical country scene in the Weald of Kent in early summer, a path through a field of young wheat near the small village of Tudeley. Tudeley lies on the edge of the Medway Valley between Tonbridge and Paddock Wood and the area is still remarkably rural given its proximity to these important railway towns. This may all change in the near future as Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has plans to build over 4,000 new houses on green belt land here which will almost certainly destory its charm and beauty. To find out more about these plans and campaigns against them please visit the Save Capel website: savecapel.com Facebook Page: savecapel2020 Twitter: SaveCapel A black and white version of this image is also available, please message if you are interested!
James Brunker | Hikers on Footpath through Field of Wheat near Tudeley Kent

Hikers on Footpath through Field of Wheat near Tudeley Kent

Hikers enjoy a beautiful early summer's day exploring footpaths near the small village of Tudeley in the Weald of Kent. Tudeley lies on the edge of the Medway Valley between Tonbridge and Paddock Wood and the area is still remarkably rural given its proximity to these important railway towns. This may all change in the near future as Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has plans to build over 4,000 new houses on green belt land here which will almost certainly destory its charm and beauty. To find out more about these plans and campaigns against them please visit the Save Capel website: savecapel.com Facebook Page: savecapel2020 Twitter: SaveCapel
James Brunker | Lattice Window and Flower Bed Chiddingstone Kent

Lattice Window and Flower Bed Chiddingstone Kent

A detail of the lattice window of a typical old brick and timber framed Wealden cottage in Chiddingstone, Kent. The vertical / hanging tiling on the upper storey is a distinctive feature of cottages in the region.
James Brunker | Oast House and Daisy Field in Summer Tudeley Kent

Oast House and Daisy Field in Summer Tudeley Kent

A view across a wildflower meadow to an oast house, seen from the High Weald Walk near Tudeley, Kent. Oast houses are particularly associated with Kent and are also called hop kilns as they were built to dry hops, once the most important crop in the county. The Tudeley area is still very rural with plenty of beautiful countryside under wide open skies. This may all change in the near future as Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has plans to build over 4,000 new houses on green belt land here which will almost certainly destory its charm and beauty. To find out more about these plans and campaigns against them please visit the Save Capel website: savecapel.com Facebook Page: savecapel2020 Twitter: SaveCapel
James Brunker | Oast House and Summer Flower Meadow Tudeley Kent

Oast House and Summer Flower Meadow Tudeley Kent

A view across a wildflower meadow to an oast house, seen from the High Weald Walk near Tudeley, Kent. Oast houses are particularly associated with Kent and are also called hop kilns as they were built to dry hops, once the most important crop in the county. The Tudeley area is still very rural with plenty of beautiful countryside under wide open skies. This may all change in the near future as Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has plans to build over 4,000 new houses on green belt land here which will almost certainly destory its charm and beauty. To find out more about these plans and campaigns against them please visit the Save Capel website: savecapel.com Facebook Page: savecapel2020 Twitter: SaveCapel
James Brunker | Victorian Fire Station Tonbridge Kent

Victorian Fire Station Tonbridge Kent

Tonbridge's distinctive historic Victorian period fire station entered service in 1901 and was in continuous use until 1983. After a period of disuse it has been renovated and in 2015 opened to the public as an events centre with bars, restaurants and an art gallery.
James Brunker | Wheat Field in Early Summer Near Capel Kent

Wheat Field in Early Summer Near Capel Kent

View over a field of young wheat in early summer near the small hamlet of Capel in the Weald of Kent. A black and white version of this image is also available, please message if you would prefer a print in monochrome! Capel lies on the edge of the Medway Valley and has long been an important agricultural area. Despite being close to the important railway towns of Tonbridge and Paddock Wood it is still very rural and it is easy to enjoy peace and quiet in picturesque countryside under wide open skies. This may all change in the near future as Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has plans to build over 4,000 new houses nearby on green belt land which will almost certainly destroy its charm and beauty. To find out more about these plans and campaigns against them please visit the Save Capel website: savecapel.com Facebook: savecapel2020 Twitter: SaveCapel
James Brunker | Oast House and Wealden Woodland in Early Spring Kent

Oast House and Wealden Woodland in Early Spring Kent

Oast houses are particularly associated with Kent and are also called hop kilns as they were built to dry hops, once the most important crop in the county. Their distinctive conical roofs and cowls are still a feature of the region. This oast is in the High Weald region between Tonbridge and Southborough, the surrounding woodlands are just starting to develop buds in early spring.
James Brunker | Oast House and High Weald Woods in Early Spring Kent

Oast House and High Weald Woods in Early Spring Kent

Oast houses are particularly associated with Kent and are also called hop kilns as they were built to dry hops, once the most important crop in the county. Their distinctive conical roofs and cowls are still a feature of the region. This oast is in the High Weald region between Tonbridge and Southborough, the surrounding woodlands are just starting to develop buds in early spring.
James Brunker | Oxeye Daises and Haysden Water on a Stormy Afternoon

Oxeye Daises and Haysden Water on a Stormy Afternoon

A group of ox-eye / oxeye daisies (Leucanthemum vulgare) in flower on the shore of Haysden Water, a large lake that is part of Haysden Country Park, Kent. The lake lies next to the River Medway just upstream of the Leigh flood barrier, which protects nearby Tonbridge from flooding. It is a popular area for outdoor recreation including fishing and sailing.
James Brunker | Typical Wealden Cottage Bidborough Kent

Typical Wealden Cottage Bidborough Kent

A typical Wealden cottage in Bidborough, a small village between Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells in Kent. The wall and part of the lower story are made of the local yellow sandstone; the upper floor the vertical / hanging tiling typical of the region.
James Brunker | Summer Oast House near Southborough Kent

Summer Oast House near Southborough Kent

Oast houses are particularly associated with Kent and are also called hop kilns as they were built to dry hops, once the most important crop in the county. Many have now been converted into homes as few hops are grown in the region. This oast is at Honnington Farm near the High Weald Walk route between Southborough and Tonbridge
James Brunker | View over former Somerhill Estate near Tonbridge Kent

View over former Somerhill Estate near Tonbridge Kent

Views from the High Weald Walk footpath between Tudeley and Tonbridge in Kent, looking north towards the Medway Valley. This section of the route passes through what used to be part of the huge Somerhill House Estate and Park. The buildings date from the 19th century and used to be the stables and workers houses of the stud farm. A similar image with a tighter crop (showing half the left hand building and less sky is also available, please message if interested!
James Brunker | Sweet chestnut catkins and leaves

Sweet chestnut catkins and leaves

Leaves and catkins of a sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa) tree, also called the Spanish chestnut. The tree is native to southern Europe and Asia Minor and has been introduced to most of western Europe, a process started by the Romans. This is the tree that produces chestnuts, a sweetish nut that is a popular snack when roasted and also used a lot in cooking. This image was taken in the High Weald, Kent. A vertical /portrait format version is also available, please message if interested!
James Brunker | Wildflower meadow in the High Weald of Kent

Wildflower meadow in the High Weald of Kent

Wildflower meadows on Bidborough Ridge in Kent, with the Medway Valley and North Downs visible in the distance. The footpath is an alternative branch of the Wealdway long distance footpath between the Ridge down to the valley. The yellow flowers are buttercups, left uncut these fields often have large numbers of native grass and flower species. A horizontal / landscape format version is also available, please message if interested!
James Brunker | Buttercup flowers in Wealden Meadow

Buttercup flowers in Wealden Meadow

Buttercups (Ranunculus family) in a wildflower meadow in the Weald of Kent in early summer. There are quite a number of buttercup species in the UK, these are probably creeping buttercups (Ranunculus repens), one of the most common. This shot was taken on the Wealdway long distance footpath between Southborough and Bidborough.
James Brunker | Buttercups in Wealden Meadow

Buttercups in Wealden Meadow

Buttercups (Ranunculus family) in a wildflower meadow in the Weald of Kent in early summer. There are quite a number of buttercup species in the UK, these are probably creeping buttercups (Ranunculus repens), one of the most common. This shot was taken on the Wealdway long distance footpath between Southborough and Bidborough.
James Brunker | Walking dogs on the Wealdway Kent

Walking dogs on the Wealdway Kent

A couple walking their dogs on a beautiful summer's day on the Wealdway long distance footpath in Kent. This section of the route descends from Bidborough Ridge to the Medway Valley near Tonbridge; the North Downs are visible in the distance.
James Brunker | Wealden cottage and cornfield Capel Kent

Wealden cottage and cornfield Capel Kent

A view across a field of wheat / corn towards a typical Wealden cottage near the small village of Capel in Kent. The white painted wooden weatherboards are common in the region, both on just the upper storey (such as in this image) or the whole building.
James Brunker | Backlit Pine Tree in Black and White Knole Park Kent

Backlit Pine Tree in Black and White Knole Park Kent

A black and white shot of a backlit pine tree in Knole Park, a deer park just outside Sevenoaks, Kent. Knole House in the background is the largest stately home in Kent and one of the largest in England. The oldest parts date from the 15th century with major expansions in the 16th and especially the early 17th century. The park used to be a popular hunting ground for the English monarchy; now much of it is open to the public and a lovely area for walking.
James Brunker | Pine Tree Silhouette in Black and White Knole Park Kent

Pine Tree Silhouette in Black and White Knole Park Kent

A black and white shot of a backlit pine tree in Knole Park, a deer park just outside Sevenoaks, Kent. The park used to be a popular hunting ground for the English monarchy; now much of it is open to the public and a lovely area for walking. Knole House in the background is the largest stately home in Kent and one of the largest in England. The oldest parts date from the 15th century with major expansions in the 16th and especially the early 17th century.
James Brunker | Footpath through cornfield in Black and White near Tudeley Kent

Footpath through cornfield in Black and White near Tudeley Kent

A black and white shot of a typical country scene in the Weald of Kent in early summer, a path through a field of young wheat near the small village of Tudeley. Tudeley lies on the edge of the Medway Valley between Tonbridge and Paddock Wood and the area is still remarkably rural given its proximity to these important railway towns. This may all change in the near future as Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has plans to build over 4,000 new houses on green belt land here which will almost certainly destory its charm and beauty. To find out more about these plans and campaigns against them please visit the Save Capel website: savecapel.com Facebook Page: savecapel2020 Twitter: SaveCapel A colour version of this image is also available, please message if you are interested!
James Brunker | Oast House and Summer Flowers Black and White Tudeley Kent

Oast House and Summer Flowers Black and White Tudeley Kent

A view in black and white across a wildflower meadow to an oast house, seen from the High Weald Walk near Tudeley, Kent. Oast houses are particularly associated with Kent and are also called hop kilns as they were built to dry hops, once the most important crop in the county. The Tudeley area is still very rural with plenty of beautiful countryside under wide open skies. This may all change in the near future as Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has plans to build over 4,000 new houses on green belt land here which will almost certainly destory its charm and beauty. To find out more about these plans and campaigns against them please visit the Save Capel website: savecapel.com Facebook Page: savecapel2020 Twitter: SaveCapel
James Brunker | Wheat Field in Early Summer Near Capel Kent

Wheat Field in Early Summer Near Capel Kent

A view over a field of young wheat in early summer near the small hamlet of Capel in the Weald of Kent. A colour version of this image is also available, please message if interested! Capel lies on the edge of the Medway Valley and has long been an important agricultural area. Despite being close to the important railway towns of Tonbridge and Paddock Wood it is still very rural and it is easy to enjoy peace and quiet in picturesque countryside under wide open skies. This may all change in the near future as Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has plans to build over 4,000 new houses nearby on green belt land which will almost certainly destroy its charm and beauty. To find out more about these plans and campaigns against them please visit the Save Capel website: savecapel.com Facebook: savecapel2020 Twitter: SaveCapel
James Brunker | Ox-eye Daises and Haysden Water in Black and White

Ox-eye Daises and Haysden Water in Black and White

A black and white image of a group of ox-eye / oxeye daisies (Leucanthemum vulgare) in flower on the shore of Haysden Water, a large lake that is part of Haysden Country Park, Kent. The lake lies next to the River Medway just upstream of the Leigh flood barrier, which protects nearby Tonbridge from flooding. It is a popular area for outdoor recreation including fishing and sailing.
James Brunker | St John the Baptist parish church Penshurst Kent

St John the Baptist parish church Penshurst Kent

The church of St John the Baptist in Penshurst in the Weald of Kent near Tunbridge Wells dates from the 12th century, the tower was added in the 15th century. Like many churches in the area it was built using the local yellow sandstone typical of the High Weald region.
James Brunker | Church of St John the Baptist Penshurst Kent

Church of St John the Baptist Penshurst Kent

The church of St John the Baptist in Penshurst in the Weald of Kent near Tunbridge Wells dates from the 12th century, the tower was added in the 15th century. Like many churches in the area it was built using the local yellow sandstone typical of the High Weald region.
James Brunker | Stained Glass Window Chiddingstone Kent

Stained Glass Window Chiddingstone Kent

The stained glass East window in St. Mary the Virgin parish church in Chiddingstone, Kent. A church has stood on the site since Saxon times though most of the current building dates from the 14th and 15th centuries. This window shows Jesus and some of his disciples and dates from 1871. None of the original windows remain, the church was badly damaged by a fire in July 1624 and extensively rebuilt.
James Brunker | Church door and Roses Chiddingstone Kent

Church door and Roses Chiddingstone Kent

Roses growing around a small side door of St. Mary the Virgin parish church in Chiddingstone, Kent. A church has stood on the site since Saxon times though most of the current building dates from the14th and 15th centuries. Like many churches in the region it was built using the distinctive yellow Wealden sandstone.
James Brunker | St Thomas a Becket Church Capel Kent

St Thomas a Becket Church Capel Kent

St Thomas a Becket church in Capel, Kent is so named because Thomas Becket is said to have preached there. There has been a church on the site since Norman times, though most of the current building dates from the 14th and early 15th centuries. It is now a redundant church and managed by the Churches Conservation Trust. Other images of the church with more blue sky and less cloud are available, please message if you are interested in seeing them! The area around Capel is still very rural with plenty of beautiful and picturesque countryside. This may all change in the near future as Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has plans to build over 4,000 new houses on green belt land which will almost certainly destory its charm and beauty. To find out more about these plans and campaigns against them please visit the Save Capel website: savecapel.com Facebook Page: savecapel2020 Twitter: SaveCapel
James Brunker | St Lawrence church and cottages Bidborough Kent

St Lawrence church and cottages Bidborough Kent

Historic cottages and St Lawrence church tower in Bidborough, a small village between Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells in Kent. St Lawrence church dates from the 11th century
James Brunker | St Thomas a Becket Parish Church Capel Kent

St Thomas a Becket Parish Church Capel Kent

St Thomas a Becket church in Capel, Kent is so named because Thomas Becket is said to have preached there. There has been a church on the site since Norman times, though most of the current building dates from the 14th and early 15th centuries. It is now a redundant church and managed by the Churches Conservation Trust. Other images of the church with more blue sky and less cloud are available, please message if you are interested in seeing them! The area around Capel is still very rural with plenty of beautiful and picturesque countryside. This may all change in the near future as Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has plans to build over 4,000 new houses on green belt land which will almost certainly destory its charm and beauty. To find out more about these plans and campaigns against them please visit the Save Capel website: savecapel.com Facebook Page: savecapel2020 Twitter: SaveCapel
James Brunker | All Saints Church Tudeley Kent

All Saints Church Tudeley Kent

A view of All Saints church in the small village of Tudeley in the Weald of Kent. There has been a church here since the 7th century, most of the current building dates from the 13th and 14th centuries. The unusual brick tower was added during extensive renovation in the 18th century and contrasts with the Wealden sandstone typical of churches in the Weald. The church is famous for being the only one in the world that has all its stained glass windows designed and installed (between 1967 and 1985) by the Russian-French early modernist artist Marc Chagall.
James Brunker | All Saints Church Tudeley Kent

All Saints Church Tudeley Kent

Daisies growing around the edge of All Saints churchyard in the small village of Tudeley in the Weald of Kent. There has been a church here since the 7th century, most of the current building dates from the 13th and 14th centuries. The unusual brick tower was added during extensive renovation in the 18th century and contrasts with the Wealden sandstone typical of churches in the Weald. The church is famous for being the only one in the world that has all its stained glass windows designed and installed by the Russian-French early modernist artist Marc Chagall.
James Brunker | All Saints Church Tudeley Kent

All Saints Church Tudeley Kent

A view of the unusual brick tower of All Saints church in the small village of Tudeley in the Weald of Kent. There has been a church here since the 7th century, the brickwork is the result of an extensive renovation in the 18th century. The church is famous for being the only one in the world that has all its stained glass windows designed by the Russian-French early modernist artist Marc Chagall. Variations of this image in both colour and black and white are available, please message if interested!
James Brunker | All Saints Church Tudeley Kent

All Saints Church Tudeley Kent

A view of the unusual brick tower of All Saints church in the small village of Tudeley in the Weald of Kent. There has been a church here since the 7th century, the brickwork is the result of an extensive renovation in the 18th century. The church is famous for being the only one in the world that has all its stained glass windows designed by the Russian-French early modernist artist Marc Chagall. Variations of this image in both colour and black and white are available, please message if interested!
James Brunker | St Mary The Virgin church, Lamberhurst, Kent

St Mary The Virgin church, Lamberhurst, Kent

The church of St Mary The Virgin is a short distance outside the village of Lamberhurst, Kent. There was once a church on the site in Saxon times, the current building mainly dates from the 14th and 15th centuries.
James Brunker | St Mary The Virgin church, Lamberhurst, Kent

St Mary The Virgin church, Lamberhurst, Kent

The church of St Mary The Virgin is a short distance outside the village of Lamberhurst, Kent. There was once a church on the site in Saxon times, the current building mainly dates from the 14th and 15th centuries.
James Brunker | Old Parish Church of St Peter Pembury Kent

Old Parish Church of St Peter Pembury Kent

St Peter's Old Church is located in countryside near the village of Pembury, Kent. The church has Norman origins though most of the current building dates from 1337
James Brunker | St Peter's Old Church near Pembury, Kent

St Peter's Old Church near Pembury, Kent

St Peter's Old Church is located in countryside near the village of Pembury, Kent. The church has Norman origins though most of the current building dates from 1337
James Brunker | St Peter & St Paul's church tower Tonbridge

St Peter & St Paul's church tower Tonbridge

St Peter & St Paul's church in Tonbridge is one of the older churches in the town. There has been a church on the site since at least the 12th century; the tower and chancel date from the 14th century. Much of the building dates from the 19th century when it was restored and extended.
James Brunker | St Peter & St Paul's church Tonbridge

St Peter & St Paul's church Tonbridge

St Peter & St Paul's church in Tonbridge is one of the older churches in the town. There has been a church on the site since at least the 12th century; the tower and chancel date from the 14th century. Much of the building dates from the 19th century when it was restored and extended.
James Brunker | St. Mary the Virgin Church Chiddingstone Kent

St. Mary the Virgin Church Chiddingstone Kent

A black and white image of the 15th century Perpendicular style tower of St. Mary the Virgin parish church in Chiddingstone, Kent. A church has stood on the site since Saxon times though most of the current building dates from the14th and 15th centuries. Like many churches in the region it was built using the distinctive local Wealden sandstone.
James Brunker | All Saints Church Tudeley Kent

All Saints Church Tudeley Kent

A black and white shot of All Saints church in the small village of Tudeley in the Weald of Kent. There has been a church here since the 7th century, most of the current building dates from the 13th and 14th centuries. The unusual brick tower was added during extensive renovation in the 18th century and contrasts with the Wealden sandstone typical of churches in the Weald. The church is famous for being the only one in the world that has all its stained glass windows designed and installed (between 1967 and 1985) by the Russian-French early modernist artist Marc Chagall. A colour version of this image is also available, please message if interested!
James Brunker | All Saints Church Tudeley Kent

All Saints Church Tudeley Kent

A view in black and white of the unusual brick tower of All Saints church in the small village of Tudeley in the Weald of Kent. There has been a church here since the 7th century, the brickwork is the result of an extensive renovation in the 18th century. The church is famous for being the only one in the world that has all its stained glass windows designed by the Russian-French early modernist artist Marc Chagall. A colour version of this image and similar ones with a closer crop are also available, please message if interested!
James Brunker | St Mary parish church, Lamberhurst, Kent

St Mary parish church, Lamberhurst, Kent

The church of St Mary The Virgin is a short distance outside the village of Lamberhurst, Kent. There was once a church on the site in Saxon times, the current building mainly dates from the 14th and 15th centuries.