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

Romney Marsh   

Romney Marsh The Fifth Continent is known for its natural beauty, the diversity of its habitats, rich history, extensive coastline and its sheep.

With excellent accommodation, outstanding attractions, fine food and drink, varied walking routes and many sandy beaches, Romney Marsh is an ideal place to visit, explore and enjoy. Find out more                                                                   
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What's New
 Index Icon Dymchurch History new 15 Nov
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 Index Icon Airfield at St Mary's Bay new 7 Nov
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Index Icon WWII Local Resistance new 26 Oct  
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Romney Marsh                   Partnership

The Romney Marsh Partnership is an economic regeneration partnership. Formed to build a strong economy for the Marsh; it consists of 5 local authorities, the nuclear industry, chambers of commerce, local education providers and the voluntary sector. 
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Romney Marsh                  Tapestry
Romney Marsh Tapestry

You will have heard of the Bayeux Tapestry, which tells the story of William the Conqueror's defeat of Harold at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Romney Marsh is to get its own tapestry, capturing its unique history since c700AD. It will include key aspects of the history and developmemt of Romney Marsh.
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The Fifth Continent           LPS
The Fifth Continent

The Fifth Continent Landscape Partnership Scheme aims facilitate the restoration and enhancement of the Marsh’s natural heritage, investigate local archaeological heritage and promote the physical and cultural assets of the area through education and interpretation programmes.
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Romney Marsh is known as The Fifth Continent. Thomas Ingoldsby, the pen name of 19th century author and cleric Richard Harris Barham (sometime Rector of St Dunstan, Snargate), wrote in his The Ingoldsby Legends:
The World, according to the best geographers, is divided into Europe, Asia, Africa, America, and Romney Marsh.

Serve God, honour the King, but first maintain the Wall is an apt slogan for Romney Marsh. Penned by author Russell Thorndike in his Dr Syn novel 'The Scarecrow Rides', it epitomises the fact that Romney Marsh owes its existence to the Dymchurch Wall, which stops the sea from flooding the Marsh.

John Betjeman wrote about Romney Marsh:

Romney Marsh, on the Sussex border of Kent and close to the sea. Romney Marsh, where the roads wind like streams through pasture and the sky is always three-quarters of the landscape. The sounds I associate with Romney Marsh are the bleating of innumerable sheep and the whistle of the sea wind in old willow trees. The sea has given a colour to this district: it has spotted with silver the oak posts and rails; it gives the grass and the rushes a grey salty look and turns the red bricks and tiles of Fairfield Church a saffron yellow.