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Smuggling in Rye and on Romney Marsh

Smuggling in Rye and on Romney Marsh

A Brief History of  Local ‘Free Trade’ by Daphne Message Smuggling is known to have existed in the Rye area since the 13th Century, when Edward I introduced the Customs system.The earliest references to smuggling are a warrant in 1301 to search for wool, hides, bales and all other merchandise and persons attempting to export … read more …

First posted in Romney Marsh, Rye Town History, Rye Trades and Industries on 4th March 2014
Last updated: 2nd April 2014



Researching Romney Marsh Churches

Tuesday, 8th November Towers and Spires of Romney Marsh  by Alan Dickinson. A packed audience came to hear Alan tell about a recent research project to study 27 of the centuries-old bell towers and spires which are such a feature of the Romney Marsh area. The work was accomplished via snow and ice and ladders … read more …

First posted in Past Talks, Romney Marsh on 10th November 2011
Last updated: 5th December 2012



Romney Marsh Churches

Romney Marsh Churches

The work of the Romney Marsh Historic Churches Trust is acknowledged and more information about the Trust and its work can be obtained from: The Romney Marsh Historic Churches Trust, C/o Mrs E Marshall, Lansdell House, Rolvenden, Kent. TN17 4LW (01580 241529) Still Standing on the Marsh Fourteen medieval churches still stand on the Marsh. … read more …

First posted in Romney Marsh on 14th October 2009
Last updated: 2nd November 2013
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Dungeness Lighthouses

Dungeness Lighthouses

 A Story of Five Lighthouses There have been five lighthouses at Dungeness. Over the years there have been many changes in architecture, ownership,  lamps, lens and much else. (Feature photo courtesy lighthouseinn-ct.com) By the 1600’s Dungeness was a huge foreland of shingle, extensive enough to cause numerous shipwrecks, with much loss of life and cargo. … read more …

First posted in Romney Marsh on 12th October 2009
Last updated: 9th December 2012
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Dungeness

Dungeness

 Dungeness and Dungeness Power Station The philosopher Alain de Botton has rightly described Dungeness as a ‘beautiful rugged stretch of shingle coast, dotted with vividly painted clapboard houses’ and pointed out that for decades artists and writers (most famously the late Derek Jarman) have been drawn “by the sublime empty skies and bracing winds.” (The … read more …

First posted in Romney Marsh on 8th October 2009
Last updated: 9th December 2012
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Rhee Wall

What is the Rhee Wall? The so-called Rhee Wall crosses the whole width of the Marsh, running 7.5 miles from Appledore to New Romney . It consists of two parallel earth banks some 50 metres apart east of Snargate, widening to about 100 metres apart west of that. The ground between these banks is raised … read more …

First posted in Romney Marsh on 6th October 2009
Last updated: 27th November 2012



The Story of Romney Marsh

The Story of Romney Marsh

Much of this article was provided by Jill Eddison, then with the Romney Marsh Research Trust which until mid 2012 supported the work of a team of archaeologists, historians and geographers working on the history of the Marsh. Photo © Copyright  Stephen Nunney and licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence. Romney Marsh is … read more …

First posted in Romney Marsh on 3rd October 2009
Last updated: 9th December 2012
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Romney Marsh: The Fifth Continent

Romney Marsh: The Fifth Continent

The World, according to the best geographers, is divided into Europe, Asia, Africa, America, and Romney Marsh. (Rev. R Barham, writing as Thomas Ingoldsby, in The Ingoldsby Legends,1840s) Ever since, the marsh has been referred to as ‘The Fifth Continent’. Thanks to  Cliff Bloomfield for this article. Backdrop to Romney Marsh 10,000 years ago the … read more …

First posted in Romney Marsh on 2nd October 2009
Last updated: 28th November 2012
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