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

About The Romney Marsh Website

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theromneymarsh.net, including romneymarsh.org, is the website for Romney Marsh, aiming to be the online source, guide and portal for information about Romney Marsh, with particular emphasis on information for visitors. 
NB Area of Coverage: For the Area of Coverage of the website please see our Area of Coverage page.                  

theromneymarsh.net provides information about

  • history of Romney Marsh
  • its villages
  • what to see and do
  • historic buildings, including its medieval churches
  • places to visit, stay and eat
  • its pubs
  • its community
  • what's on
  • clubs, societies etc
            and more.... See our A to Z of The Romney Marsh page


In the 12 months ending 31 September 2021, there were 504,280 page views on this website.

Mission and Purpose

theromneymarsh.net's aims to promote the benefit of the inhabitants of the Romney Marsh by the provision of an Internet site devoted to the supply of information about the Romney Marsh, its public and private facilities and its commercial enterprises.
Read the full Mission Statement of theromneymarsh.net website.


  • adheres to the values of openness, transparency, accountability, and trust in all its operations.
  • is completely independent and run voluntarily on a non-commercial, not-for-profit basis. Any views expressed, other than in the Forums, Facebook or Twitter, are those of the Editor.
  • does not accept standard paid advertising. For a donation towards our running costs, we accept event promotions and some featured items.
  • provides directory listings of local businesses, establishments, and service providers, which are free of charge. Relevant businesses etc who would like a more detailed entry or full page are asked to make a donation to theromneymarsh.net, with all the monies so raised being used in Promoting Romney Marsh. Inclusion of any business should not be regarded as an endorsement or recommendation. 
  • provides free entries for clubs, societies, and other non-commercial organisations etc and small local charities.

Entries on theromneymarsh.net

All businesses in the Area of Coverage of theromneymarsh.net website can have a free Directory entry. Just go to our Romney Marsh Business Directory and use the submit online button.

Please note, all entries on theromneymarsh.net website are subject to our Terms and Conditions.

If you live or work in Romney Marsh and would like an entry on the website, or have any suggestion as to what you would like to see on the website, please Email Icon email Peter.

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Places to Eat, Stay, and Visit

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1.   Photograph is published courtesy of greatstone.net.
2.   Published courtesy of Anthony Webb.
3.   Photograph is published courtesy of Ian Dunster.
4.   Image is published courtesy of Brian Fuller.
5.   Text and diagram courtesy of Wikipedia.
6.   Photograph is published courtesy of Halsgrove Publishing's book 'Kent from the Air'. More information at www.halsgrove.com
7.   Photograph is published courtesy of Paul Franklin.
8.   Photograph courtesy of www.historickent.com.
9.   Image of painting by and courtesy of Terry Anthony.
10. Photograph courtesy of Malcolm Cook.
11. Photograph and text courtesy of Martin Male.
12. Photograph courtesy of Stephen Harvey.
13. Photograph courtesy of Photographers Resource.
14. Photograph courtesy of www.kentfallen.com.
15. Photograph courtesy of John Tredwell
16. Picture courtesy of John Wimble.
17. Photograph is published courtesy of Halsgrove Publishing's book 'Kent from the Air'. More information at www.halsgrove.com
18. Picture courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery.
19. Picture courtesy of the Radio Times.
20. Picture courtesy of Mark Serejko.
21. Picture courtesy of Brian McManus.
22. Text and photograph courtesy of the Dymchurch & District Heritage Group.
23. Photograph courtesy of Esther Preedy.
24. From the book 'A Quiet Corner of England. Studies of landscape and architecture in Winchelsea, Rye, and the Romney Marsh ... with ... illustrations by Alfred Dawson' by Basil Champneys published in 1875.
25. Photos courtesy of Steve Humphreys, Ted Carpenter and Mark Duncan.
26. Photograph courtesy of Len Pilkington.
27. Photograph courtesy of Stephen Clarke.
28. Photograph courtesy of Fred Sargent.
29. Photograph courtesy of Simon Carey.
30. Photograph courtesy of Graham Smith.
31. Photograph courtesy of Bennie Jane Cross.
32. Photograph courtesy of More 4 TV.
33. Photograph courtesy of David Kimber.
34. Photograph and some text courtesy of Richard N Scarth.
35. Picture courtesy of M F Peck
36. Picture courtesy of Paul Cackett
37. Map drawn by Patricia L HIggins. Courtesy of Edward Carpenter
38. Original artwork for the map courtesy of Graham Berry. 
39. Photograph courtesy of Nina Thorndike.
40. Image is taken from the PCA Monograph 10, 'The Sea and the Marsh: The Medieval Cinque Port of New Romney', courtesy of Jake Lunt and Pre-Construct Archaeology.
41 Image is taken from the PCA Monograph 10, 'The Sea and the Marsh: The Medieval Cinque Port of New Romney', courtesy of Pre-Construct Archaeology.
42. Image courtesy of the BBC.
43. Photograph courtesy of  Michael Stevens.
44. Photographs courtesy of Niko Miaoulis.
45. Photograph courtesy of Edward Carpenter and John Wimble.
46. Photograph courtesy of Ian Dunster.
47. Photograph courtesy of Edward Carpenter.
48. Photograph courtesy of Brian McManus of The Star Inn.
49. Photograph courtesy of grassrootsgroundswell.
50. Photograph courtesy of Oast House Archive.
51. Image courtesy of Alan Young  and Disused Stations
52. Photograph courtesy of Woody Dal.
53. Photograph courtesy of Samantha Stones @SStones
54. Photographs courtesy of Kevin Beale
55. Image courtesy of the Romney Marsh Visitor Centre
56. Photograph courtesy of www.naval-history.net
57. Image courtesy of Bernard Leeman
58. Information and photograph of Dr Morrell are published courtesy of Ian Huntly.
59. Image courtesy of A History of Ivychurch in Kent) and Celia Heritage.
60. Image courtesy of Rory Kehoe.
61. Image courtesy of New Romney Town Council

The following books have been consulted:

The Gift of the Sea: Romney Marsh by Anne Rider
Romney Marsh: Survival on a Frontier by Jill Eddison
The Fiifth Continent: The story of Romney Marsh and its Surroundings by Duncan Forbes
The History of Romney Marsh ... by William Holloway
and use made of Wikipedia.

Contact Us

Owner, Publisher & Editor: Peter Faulkner

    01797 366604(h) or 07951 015551(m)
   Email Icon  peter@theromneymarsh.net
   post: 92 Merritt Road, Greatstone, Romney Marsh, Kent TN28 8SZ

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