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Dave Godden | The Path To The Chapel

The Path To The Chapel

The trackway to St Peter On The Wall at Bradwell in Essex UK. Built in 654 on the site of a gateway of the old Roman fort by St Cedd from Lindisfarne and later used as a barn this chapel is now fully functional again as a place of worship but only reachable by a ten minute walk along this windswept and barren causeway. You can taste the history here.
Dave Godden | St Lawrence Church St Lawrence

St Lawrence Church St Lawrence

St Lawrence is a popular dedication for churches on the Dengie Peninsula, to the extent that this parish and village even take the saint's name. This one sits atop a hill with extensive views around and can be seen approaching from most directions. Rebuilt on its original site in 1870 it stands very remote from it's village down on the estuary of the Blackwater. In fact it is the only church I have come across with a telescope in the churchyard akin to those normally seen at the seaside.
Dave Godden | Davidsons Mill

Davidsons Mill

This is Davidson's Mill, a smock mill at Stelling Minnis high on the North Downs in Kent. Still operated and fully restored it was the last operated windmill in Kent when in the course of business. Here in black and white to highlight the bleak cloud front just behind the mill in this view.
Dave Godden | Davidson's Mill

Davidson's Mill

This is Davidson's Mill, a smock mill at Stelling Minnis high on the North Downs in Kent. Still operated and fully restored it was the last operated windmill in Kent when in the course of business. Here in black and white to highlight the bleak cloud front just behind the mill in this view.
Dave Godden | Martello 15

Martello 15

Of the 74 Martello towers built in Kent and Sussex to defend against the never arriving Napoleon less than half survive. Martello 15 and (in the distance here) Martello 14 are within the bounds of the Briitsh Army Ranges at Hythe in Kent but accessible when there are no red flags flying.
Dave Godden | All Saints Church and Collegiate Buildings

All Saints Church and Collegiate Buildings

All Saints Church Maidstone was built in the 14th century as a collegiate church ad many of the original buildings exist around it still. This view looking west shows the SW tower of the church on the right and associated buildings on the left.
Dave Godden | All Saints Church and Archbishops Palace

All Saints Church and Archbishops Palace

Two components of the collegiate complex of buildings in Maidstone in Kent, UK reflected in the River Medway using a long exposure to smooth the water and clouds. Archbishops Palace is now Maidstone Councils Registry Office.
Dave Godden | Medway At Maidstone

Medway At Maidstone

A long exposure image of the River Medway at Maidstone in Kent UK. In the distance can be seen the Archbishops Palace and All Saints church together with the Millennium Footbridge and to the right the buildings of the County Court and Crown Court.
Dave Godden | Old Town Hall Maidstone

Old Town Hall Maidstone

The old town hall still holds the original court room and cells and is occasionally open to the public. Taken using a long exposure to eliminate most of the pedestrians in this are of Maidstone High Street and Bank Street.
Dave Godden | Rootes Reflected

Rootes Reflected

The Art Deco building of Rootes Car Dealership fronting onto the mill pond of the River Len which flows into the River Medway in Maidstone in Kent UK.
Dave Godden | Mote Park Lake

Mote Park Lake

A long exposure image of the lake and boathouse in Mote Park in Maidstone Kent. A public open space Mote Park is maintained by Maidstone Borough Council.
Dave Godden | Trees at Beckets Bridge

Trees at Beckets Bridge

Trees lining a drainange ditch at Beckets Bridge on the road from Appledore to Fairfield at Romney Marsh in Kent UK
Dave Godden | Trees At Brack Lane

Trees At Brack Lane

Trees lining a drainage ditch at Brack Lane on the road from Snargate to Fairfield at Romney Marsh in Kent UK
Dave Godden | Fairfield Church Long Exposure

Fairfield Church Long Exposure

The church of St Thomas Becket at Fairfield on Walland Marsh part of the Romney Marsh in Kent UK, stands as it has for centuries surrounded by water and sheep in a silent idyll. A very windy day that was blowing the clouds across the sky and causing ripples in the ditches smoothed out by a long exposure although I did have to hang onto the tripod!
Dave Godden | Herne Bay Pier

Herne Bay Pier

Herne Bay Pier was the third pier to be built at Herne Bay, Kent for passenger steamers. It was notable for its length of 3,787 feet. It was destroyed in a storm in 1978 and dismantled in 1980, leaving a stub with sports centre at the landward end, and part of the landing stage isolated at sea.
Dave Godden | Coldrum Stones

Coldrum Stones

The Coldrum Stones are the remains of a Neolithic Long Barrow near the village of Trottiscliffe in Kent. They are part of a group of like monuments known as The Medway Valley Monoliths . The stones, entrance to the barrow, face east across the low lands of the Medway Valley just below the North Downs.
Dave Godden | Coldrum Stones

Coldrum Stones

The Coldrum Stones are the remains of a Neolithic Long Barrow near the village of Trottiscliffe in Kent. They are part of a group of like monuments known as The Medway Valley Monoliths . The stones, entrance to the barrow, face east across the low lands of the Medway Valley just below the North Downs.
Dave Godden | Coldrum Stones

Coldrum Stones

The Coldrum Stones are the remains of a Neolithic Long Barrow near the village of Trottiscliffe in Kent. They are part of a group of like monuments known as The Medway Valley Monoliths . The stones, entrance to the barrow, face east across the low lands of the Medway Valley just below the North Downs.
Dave Godden | Cliff End Pett Level

Cliff End Pett Level

The cliffs and foreshore at Cliff End in East Sussex have many features in a small area. At low tide and fossil forest and dinosaur footprints and remains revealed and present day erosion has left eroded features and fallen rocks at odd angles among the many coloured layers of the sandstone cliffs. Beware of cliff falls.
Dave Godden | Edge Of The Field

Edge Of The Field

Field edge near Challock Church on the Eastwell Park Estate near Ashford in Kent UK. On the edge of the North Downs chalk hills finds the ground littered with flint from the chalk.
Dave Godden | Edge Of The Field

Edge Of The Field

Field edge near Challock Church on the Eastwell Park Estate near Ashford in Kent UK. On the edge of the North Downs chalk hills finds the ground littered with flint from the chalk.
Dave Godden | Footpath To The Wood

Footpath To The Wood

Public Footpath running from Challock Church to Eastwell Church across the Eastwell Park Estate near Ashford in Kent UK. On the edge of the North Downs chalk hills finds the ground littered with flint from the chalk.
Dave Godden | Bulverhythe Rocks

Bulverhythe Rocks

At Bulverhythe, between Hastings and Bexhill in East Sussex UK lies, submerged in the sand, the wreck of the Dutch Man Of War The Amsterdam, it is no wonder she foundered when the sandy beach is littered with rock formations like this that lay hidden at high tide.
Dave Godden | Bulverhythe Rocks

Bulverhythe Rocks

At Bulverhythe, between Hastings and Bexhill in East Sussex UK lies, submerged in the sand, the wreck of the Dutch Man Of War The Amsterdam, it is no wonder she foundered when the sandy beach is littered with rock formations like this that lay hidden at high tide.
Dave Godden | St Rumwold Bonnington

St Rumwold Bonnington

On the edge of the Romney Marshes in Kent sits a small simple church away from its village amongst open fields. This is the parish church of St Rumwold at Bonnington.
Dave Godden | St Rumwold Bonnington

St Rumwold Bonnington

On the edge of the Romney Marshes in Kent sits a small simple church away from its village amongst open fields. This is the parish church of St Rumwold at Bonnington.
Dave Godden | St Peter On The Wall

St Peter On The Wall

St Peter On The Wall at Bradwell in Essex UK. Built in 654 on the site of a gateway of the old Roman fort by St Cedd from Lindisfarne and later used as a barn this chapel is now fully functional again as a place of worship but only reachable by a ten minute walk along this windswept and barren causeway. You can taste the history here.
Dave Godden | Winched Fishing Boats

Winched Fishing Boats

The tiny fishing fleet operating out of Hythe in Kent has no harbour and are beach launched and winched back in at the end of the days work. The geared winches sit exposed at the top of the beach holding the boats on a rope.
Dave Godden | St Mary Little Chart

St Mary Little Chart

The medieval church of St Mary at Little Chart near Ashford in Kent UK. The ivy clad ruins are what is now left after a thriving parish church was struck by a V1 German rocket bomb during 1944. Older memorials are now in Egerton church and a more modern church was built nearer the current centre of the village.
Dave Godden | St Mary Little Chart

St Mary Little Chart

The medieval church of St Mary at Little Chart near Ashford in Kent UK. The ivy clad ruins are what is now left after a thriving parish church was struck by a V1 German rocket bomb during 1944. Older memorials are now in Egerton church and a more modern church was built nearer the current centre of the village.
Dave Godden | St Peter Racton

St Peter Racton

A tiny 12th Century church in the midst of the west sussex downs dedicated to St Peter now although the medieval dedication is lost.
Dave Godden | Racton Monument

Racton Monument

Racton Monument is a folly situated on a hill in Racton, West Sussex, England with views over Chichester Harbour and to the Isle of Wight. It was commissioned by the 2nd Earl of Halifax, possibly as a summerhouse for the nearby Stansted Estate, though an alternative theory suggests it could have been constructed so the Earl could watch his merchant ships dock at the nearby port village of Emsworth.
Dave Godden | Monument Lane Racton

Monument Lane Racton

Racton Monument is a folly situated on a hill in Racton, West Sussex, England with views over Chichester Harbour and to the Isle of Wight. It was commissioned by the 2nd Earl of Halifax, possibly as a summerhouse for the nearby Stansted Estate, though an alternative theory suggests it could have been constructed so the Earl could watch his merchant ships dock at the nearby port village of Emsworth.
Dave Godden | St Andrew Didling

St Andrew Didling

The tiny, whitewashed medieval parish church of St Andrew sits away from its dispersed village of Didling at the end of a country land below the slope of the South Downs in West Sussex, UK
Dave Godden | Denny Bottom

Denny Bottom

The area of Denny Bottom at Rusthall Common on the outskirts of Tunbridge Wells in Kent is home to some delightful Victorian Cottages snuggled amongst rugged sandstone outcrops of which Toad Rock is the most famous.
Dave Godden | St Mary The Virgin Westwell

St Mary The Virgin Westwell

A church at Westwell near Ashford in Kent, dating from Saxon times is recorded in documents held at Canterbury Cathedral library. Archbishop Aelfric bequeathed Westwell manor and church to Christ Church, Canterbury in 1005, and Archbishop Lanfranc confirmed this in 1070.