Cinque Ports

Winchelsea Corporation and the Court Hall Museum

Winchelsea Corporation and  the Court Hall Museum

Our Sister Town and its Museum Out latest talk (October 14) at the East Street Museum featured our sister town of Winchelsea which, like Rye, became a Head Port within the Cinque Ports Federation toward the end of the 12th century. Unlike every other ‘unreformed’ medieval Municipal Corporation in England, however, Winchelsea’s Corporation has survived. … read more …

First posted in Featured, Past Talks, Surrounding Towns and Villages on 16th October 2014
Last updated: 16th October 2014
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Tudor and Stuart Times: 1485-1714

Tudor and Stuart Times: 1485-1714

by Jo Kirkham With grateful acknowledgement to Dr. Graham Mayhew whose study of Rye provided much of the information. Rye in Tudor Times In Tudor Times, the traditional Cinque Ports Service of troop carrying was not as important as it had been previously, but it still went on, as did impressment for soldiers. But the … read more …

First posted in Invasion Coast, Rye Town History on 10th September 2009
Last updated: 3rd December 2012
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History of Rye’s Harbour

History of Rye’s Harbour

NB: Rye is approximately two miles from the sea, at the confluence of three rivers–the Rother, the Tillingham and the Brede.  In these articles ‘Rye’s harbour’ refers to the waterways immediately surrounding the town and should not be confused with the community of  Rye Harbour established closer to the sea in the early 19th century. … read more …

First posted in Rye's Harbour on 2nd February 2009
Last updated: 7th December 2012
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