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Brenzett Aeronautical Museum
Brenzett is located in Kent
 Brenzett shown within Kent
Population 379 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference TR003273
District Shepway
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Ashford
Postcode district TN26
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Folkestone and Hythe
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Coordinates: 51°00′36″N 0°51′14″E / 51.01°N 0.854°E / 51.01; 0.854

Brenzett is a village[2] 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.

The place-name 'Brenzett' is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it appears as Brensete. The name is thought to mean 'burnt house' in Old English.[3]

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.

Whilst Brenzett is a busy transport hub, it has surrendered its public house (Fleur de Lis), Little Chef restaurant and Post Office, but retains a petrol station and school. 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 rebuilt entirely in the 1990s.

In Literature[edit]

Brenzett was the setting for E. Nesbit's ghost story "Man-size in Marble" from the Grim Tales collection of 1893.

Rudyard Kipling mentions Brenzett in his poem, A three part song.[4]

The museum's Vampire & Canberra on display in the museum's grounds


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Brenzett Village
  3. ^ Eilert Ekwall, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, p.63.
  4. ^ Rudyard Kipling (7 February 2012). Puck of Pook's Hill. tredition. pp. 281–. ISBN 978-3-8472-0455-8. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Brenzett at Wikimedia Commons

Brenzett Parish Council