“The World, according to the best geographers, is divided into Europe, Asia, Africa, America, and Romney Marsh.”


Snave is a very small hamlet located on Romney Marsh just off the A2070 road nine miles south of the town of Ashford, about halfway between Hamstreet and Brenzett.

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The hamlet still stands on a patch of land surrounded by the rich farmland of the Marsh levels, whose field shapes have been created by an intricate patchwork of ditches, dykes, sewers, sluices and walls, many of them unchanged for hundreds of years. Most field systems and sewers, along with their bridges, have retained their original names, and on the southern edge of Snave is the gruesome-sounding Hangman's Toll Bridge.

The main settlement of Snave is in the parish of Brenzett and consists of only a few houses and the 13th church of St Augustine, which is now redundant. The building remains consecrated and there is one service per year at harvest festival time. In spring, the churchyard is famed for its daffodils.

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St Augustine Church
St Augustine Church​