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

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On this page you will find descriptions and relevent links for the pictures that appear at the top of every page. They are listed in the order they appear on the page.

St Thomas a Beckett Fairfield

St Thomas à Becket Church in Fairfield stands alone in a field on the Marsh, surrounded by water courses and sheep.

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  Index Icon Fairfield
  Index Icon Historic Churches

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Old Lighthouse

The Old Lighthouse at Dungeness offers unique and perfect views over the 500 cuspate shingle ridges, created primarily by longshore drift, that have formed the foreland, one of the largest in the world and the greatest example in the UK.

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  Index Icon The Old Lighthouse             Index Icon Lighthouses at Dungeness
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Sunrise over Greatstone Beach

Sunrise over Greatstone Beach

The picture was taken early morning on Greatstone Beach.

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  Index Icon Greatstone Beach
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Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway

The Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway operates the most complete collection of one third full size Steam Locomotives in the world, running on tracks just 15inches apart.

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picture courtesy of Robbie Graig 

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Horse Riding on Dymchurch Beach

Horse Riding on Greatstone Beach

The long stretches of flat, firm sand can suit many sports, including horse riding. 

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Royal Military Canal

The Royal Military Canal runs for 28 miles between Seabrook in the north east and Cliff End in the south west, following the old cliff line which borders Romney Marsh.

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  Index Icon Wars with the French

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|Hope Church

The former parish of Hope, the Hope Church of All Saints was built c1150 but fell into decay in the 17th century. 

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Dungeness

Dungeness is the largest cuspate foreland in Britain, and globally very unusual because it is formed predominantly of flint shingle.

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Day of Syn

The Day of Syn is a bi-annual event in Dymchurch using the local theme of smuggling and the Dr Syn stories by Russell Thorndike

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  Index Icon Dymchurch Beach  

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Littlestone Beach

The beach at Littlestone, which is predominently shingle with wooden groynes and multi-coloured beach and fishermans' huts.

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Littlestone
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24 Pounder Cannon on top of Martello Tower No.24

24 Pounder Cannon on top of Martello Tower No.24 in Dymchurch. Martello Tower No. 24 was one of 74 towers built along the south coast between 1805 and 1812 to resist the threatened French invasion. 

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Landyachting on Greatstone Beach

Landyachting on Greatstone Beach

The is much to see and do on Romney Marsh.

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  Index Icon See and Do on Romney Marsh      
  Index Icon Greatstone             Index Icon Greatstone Beach

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'Romney Marsh' by William Lionel Wyllie

'Romney Marsh' by William Lionel Wyllie

William Lionel Wyllie, born in 1851, was a prolific English painter of maritime themes in both oils and watercolours. His work is in the Tate, the Royal Academy, the Imperial War Museum, the National Maritime Museum and many other galleries

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

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 the above his The Ingoldsby Legends