Site of Former Church, Broomhill, East Sussex - 21st July 2005

Now just a pile of stones amid the weeds on Walland Marsh on the borders of Kent and Sussex, this was once the church of a small coastal town near to the present village of Camber.  Apparently this now vanished town once boasted twenty four taverns!

Site of former Broomhill Church, East Sussex - 21st July 2005 - MTC

The town and church were completely overwhelmed by a great storm and subsequent floods in 1287, but the church must have been reclaimed since repairs are mentioned in wills as late as the 16th century.

Here are a couple of stones I found in the undergrowth, confirming I had found the correct place which I located from the grid reference, TQ 988184.

Site of former Broomhill Church, East Sussex - 21st July 2005 - MTCSite of former Broomhill Church, East Sussex - 21st July 2005 - MTC

Here is the view of the site from the approach road which leads to a water treatment works.  The former church site is to the right of the telegraph posts.

Site of former Broomhill Church, East Sussex - 21st July 2005 - MTC

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