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

Villages

Romney Marsh has many small villages and two towns that make up the Marsh. Most have their own church and country pub, which were, and still are in many cases, the focus of each local community.    

Lost Kent Villages of Romney Marsh note

The coastal storms in the 13th century, the Black Death in 1348–50 and Malaria, which was present across the Romney Marsh from 1500 to 1730, help cause the disappearance over time of many hamlets and small communities across the Romney Marsh.

Blackmanstone - West of Dymchurch, north east from Orgarswick; mentioned in the Domesday Book.  more information

Broomhill - West of Dungeness; today merely a heap of stones, the village being lost to the sea during raging storms of 1287. Originally a port it was a non corporate Cinque Port, as a limb of New Romney.

Dengemarsh - Just south of Lydd; closed when Lydd army ranges were started in WW2. Originally a port it was a non corporate Cinque Port, as a limb of New Romney.

Eastbridge - West of Dymchurch; mentioned in the Domesday Book; today just a couple of houses and the church ruins remain.

Fairfield - West of Brookland; today just the church and a couple of farmhouses remain.

Fawkenhurst - West of Dungeness; now just a stone cross on a stepped plinth.

Galloways  -Just south of Lydd; closed when Lydd army ranges were started in WW2

Hope - West of New Romney; abandoned in the 17th Century although a population remained in 884; today just the church ruins remain.

Midley - South west of Old Romney. This was once a small island in the Rother between the larger ones of Romney and Lydd, and the name means "middle island". In the 8th century there was a village on this site, and 23 people still lived here in 1801. Now, only the ruined west wall of the church remains. During World War II, there was an RAF airfield here.

Orgarswick - West of Dymchurch; mentioned in 1851 census and now marked by a cross of stone from the ancient Orgarswick church.

Oswardstone - Adjacent to Dungeness. Originally a port it was a non corporate Cinque Port, as a limb of New Romney.


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