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New Romney, Kent

New Romney is a small town in Kent, England, on the edge of Romney Marsh, an area of flat, rich agricultural land reclaimed from the sea after the harbour began to silt up. New Romney was once a sea port, with the harbour adjacent to the church, but is now more than a mile from the sea. A mooring ring can still be seen in front of the church. It is the headquarters of the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway. New Romney is not significantly different in age from the nearby village of Old Romney.
Administrative CountyKent
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTR0624
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Fire and Rescue AuthorityKent
Ambulance AuthoritySouth East Coast
Dialling code01797

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

Romenal ~ Romenel ~ Romney ~ Romney New ~ Rumenea ~ Rumney

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

Romney, New, town, par., liberty, and cinque port (ry. sta. New Romney and Littlestone), Kent, 3 miles NE. of Lydd by rail and 8 miles SW. of Hythe - liberty and cinque port (including the corporate member Lydd), 15,342 ac., pop. 3480; par., 2564 ac. and 348 foreshore, pop. 1026; P.O., T.O.; has little trade, but is celebrated for its great sheep fair on 21st of August; lost its harbour during a storm which changed the bed of the river Rother in the time of Edward I., and is now at some distance from the sea. Most of the important documents and charters relating to the Cinque Ports are kept in the Guildhall at New Romney, which is a borough by prescription, and returned 2 members to Parliament until 1832; it gives the title of Earl of Romney to the family of Marsham.

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