Home

British Place Names

A comprehensive online gazetteer

Home » Kent » Old Romney, Kent - local map, administrative data, historical information and reader comments

Old Romney, Kent

Local area map loading...

Old Romney, Kent

Old Romney is a village and civil parish in the Shepway District of Kent, England. The village, as its name suggests, is the original site of the settlement, and is situated two miles (3.2 km) inland from New Romney. It lies on what was once an island in the erstwhile River Rother estuary. It was noted in Roman times as Vetus Rumellenum; by the time of the Domesday Book New Romney was already in existence.
DistrictShepway
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTR0325
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Population206 (parish, 2001 Census)
 

Other names by which Old Romney, Kent has been known in the past

Old Romeney ~ Romney ~ Romney Old ~ Rumney

Old Romney, Kent in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Romney, Old, par., Kent, 2 miles W. of New Romney, 2546 ac., pop. 150; is partly within the cinque port of New Romney.

Your comments about Old Romney, Kent

What do you know about Old Romney, Kent? Give us the benefit of your local knowledge and opinions here!

comments powered by Disqus