About The History of Romney Marsh Website



romneymarshhistory.co.uk is the website of the Dymchurch & District Heritage Group.  The site was originally the work of Peter Faulkner, who sadly died in December 2022.  It was taken over by the Heritage Group in November 2023.  The intention is to continue Peter's work in recording and promoting the history of the area. 

NB Area of Coverage: For the Area of Coverage of the website please see our Area of Coverage page.


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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 a 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
62. Photo courtesy of RSPB and Barnaby Apps

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 Fifth 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.

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 Editor: Adrian Goodsell

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