Place:Burmarsh, Kent, England

Alt namesBorchemeressource: Domesday Book (1985) p 146
Burwarmarescsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 146
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates51.05°N 1°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoRomney Marsh Rural, Kent, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Shepway (district), Kent, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Burmarsh is a village and civil parish in the Shepway District of Kent, England. The village is located three miles (4.8 km) west of Hythe on the Romney Marsh.

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In 1934 the boundaries between Burmarsh and its neighbouring parishes were redrawn and the areas covered by the parishes involved changed significantly. Burmarsh continued to be a civil parish after this process, but some of its neighbours did not. (Reference: A Vision of Britain through Time

A nineteenth century description

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Burmarsh from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"BURMARSH, a parish in Romney-Marsh [registration] district, Kent; on the coast, adjacent to the Military canal, 3 miles SSW of Western hanger [railway] station, and 4 SW by W of Hythe. Post Town, Dymchurch, under Folkestone. Acres: 1,796. Real property: £4,612. Population: 170. Houses: 32. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Canterbury. Value: £220. Patron: the Lord Chancellor. The church is good."

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