Place:Brenzett, Kent, England

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NameBrenzett
Alt namesBrandsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 146
Brandetsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 146
Brensetesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 146
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.017°N 0.867°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoRomney Marsh Rural, Kent, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Shepway (district), Kent, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Brenzett is a village and civil parish in the Shepway District of Kent, England. The village lies on the Romney Marsh, three miles (4.8 km) west of New Romney.

It is the home to the Brenzett Aeronautical Museum Trust that, as well as exhibiting the remains of various World War II combat aircraft that have been excavated from the surrounding marshland, also includes a de Havilland Vampire T.11 and an English Electric Canberra B.2 on display in the museum grounds.

Brenzett was also the site of a Royal Air Force Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) airfield during the Second World War, RAF Brenzett, at one time operating North American Mustang IIIs.

Brenzett is a busy transport hub on the way to the Channel Tunnel. The parish church of St Eanswythe is located on the road to Brenzett Green, a remnant of the original A2070 to Hamstreet and Ashford, which was entirely rebuilt in the 1990s.

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Family History Societies

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History

Probate Records

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