Romney Marsh

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Romney Marsh is a sparsely populated wetland area in the counties of Kent and East Sussex in the south-east of England.wikipedia
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New Romney

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The River Rother today flows into the sea below Rye; but until 1287 its mouth lay between Romney and Lydd. The other, still the A259, is good only as far as the junction with Lydd Lane (B2075) and leads to New Romney, Dymchurch, Hythe and eventually, Folkestone.
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.

Walland Marsh

Walland Marsh is a part of Romney Marsh, mostly in Kent with part in East Sussex.

Lydd

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The River Rother today flows into the sea below Rye; but until 1287 its mouth lay between Romney and Lydd. There is a dramatic section near Brookland, where a lane linking the Woolpack pub to Lydd is perched 2 or 3 m above the surrounding farmland, on the "Hook" wall.
Lydd is a town and electoral ward in Kent, England, lying on the Romney Marsh.

Appledore, Kent

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The main line railway known as the Marsh Link Line is the Ashford to Hastings line, with stations at Hamstreet, Appledore, Rye, and Winchelsea.
The village centre is on the northern edge of the Romney Marsh, 12 miles (19 km) south-west of Ashford town.

Dungeness (headland)

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It shelters a large area of low-lying land, Romney Marsh.

Denge Marsh

Denge Marsh is a part of Romney Marsh in Kent.

Winchelsea

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The main line railway known as the Marsh Link Line is the Ashford to Hastings line, with stations at Hamstreet, Appledore, Rye, and Winchelsea. That lagoon lay behind a large island, which now makes up a large part of the Denge Marsh, on which stood the ports of Lydd and the old Winchelsea.
Winchelsea is a small town in the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex, within the historic county of Sussex, England, located between the High Weald and the Romney Marsh, approximately 2 mi south west of Rye and 7 mi north east of Hastings.

Kent

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Romney Marsh is a sparsely populated wetland area in the counties of Kent and East Sussex in the south-east of England. The Saxon Shore Way starts at Gravesend, Kent.
Similarly Romney Marsh and Dungeness have been formed by accumulation of alluvium.

Rhee Wall

The most significant feature of the Marsh is the Rhee Wall (Rhee is a word for river), forming a prominent ridge.
The Rhee Wall is a former watercourse in Romney Marsh in Kent.

Hythe, Kent

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The other, still the A259, is good only as far as the junction with Lydd Lane (B2075) and leads to New Romney, Dymchurch, Hythe and eventually, Folkestone.
Hythe is a coastal market town on the edge of Romney Marsh, in the district of Folkestone and Hythe on the south coast of Kent.

Dymchurch

Dymchurch-under-the-Wall
The other, still the A259, is good only as far as the junction with Lydd Lane (B2075) and leads to New Romney, Dymchurch, Hythe and eventually, Folkestone. The wall at Dymchurch was built around the same time; storms had breached the shingle barrier, which had protected it until that time.
The village is located on the coast five miles (8 km) south-west of Hythe, and on the Romney Marsh.

The Ingoldsby Legends

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Barham introduced the collection with the grandiose statement that "The World, according to the best geographers, is divided into Europe, Asia, Africa, America and Romney Marsh".

Royal Military Canal

Hythe Military Canal
It remained a major problem until the completion of the Royal Military Canal in 1806, which greatly improved the drainage of the area.
The Royal Military Canal is a canal running for 28 mi between Seabrook near Folkestone and Cliff End near Hastings, following the old cliff line bordering Romney Marsh, which was constructed as a defence against the possible invasion of England during the Napoleonic Wars.

Isle of Oxney

Oxney
In the 13th century, the island was part of the coastline bordering what is now the Romney Marsh.

Brenzett

Brenzett GreenBrenzett, Kent
The section of road between Brenzett and Lydd Lane end is built on the Rhee wall, a medieval canal that brought water from higher up the river Rother.
The village lies on the Romney Marsh, three miles (4.8 km) west of New Romney.

National Cycle Route 2

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National Cycle Route 2 passes through the area; the section between Rye and Lydd is mostly off-road.

Tenterden

Tenterden, Kent
The local bus routes on the Marsh are operated by Stagecoach in East Kent and link it to Ashford, Canterbury, Dover, Folkestone, Hastings, Northiam and Tenterden
Much of what is now Romney Marsh was under water, and ships docked at nearby Smallhythe.

Brookland, Kent

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There is a dramatic section near Brookland, where a lane linking the Woolpack pub to Lydd is perched 2 or 3 m above the surrounding farmland, on the "Hook" wall.
It is located on the A259 road in Romney Marsh.

Rye, East Sussex

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The River Rother today flows into the sea below Rye; but until 1287 its mouth lay between Romney and Lydd. The main line railway known as the Marsh Link Line is the Ashford to Hastings line, with stations at Hamstreet, Appledore, Rye, and Winchelsea.
The town is part of the remotest and least populated area of southeastern England, on the edge of Romney Marsh and within 3 km of the coast.

Saxon Shore Way

The Saxon Shore Way starts at Gravesend, Kent.
The diversity of scenery along the route includes the wide expanses of marshland bordering the Thames and Medway estuaries, the White cliffs of Dover, and panoramic views over Romney Marsh from the escarpment that marks the ancient coastline between Folkestone and Rye.

Cinque Ports

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All these ports were affiliated to (as "limbs" of) the Cinque Ports.
In the latter part of the thirteenth century a series of severe storms weakened the coastal defences of Romney Marsh, and the South England flood of February 1287 almost destroyed the town.

Bonnington

Bonnington is a dispersed village and civil parish on the northern edge of the Romney Marsh in Ashford District of Kent, England.

Snave

Snave is a very small hamlet on Romney Marsh in Kent, England centred close to the A2070 road 8 mi south of Ashford.

The Aldington Gang

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The main gangs on the Marsh were the Hawkhurst Gang, the Mayfield Gang, and the Aldington Gang, known also as the Blues.
Aldington was the stronghold of The Aldington Gang, a band of smugglers roaming the Romney Marshes and shores of Kent.