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. New Romney was once a sea port, with the harbour adjacent to the church, but is now more than a mile from the sea. A mooring ring can still be seen in front of the church.
New Romney is the main centre of population on the Romney Marsh. It became a municipal borough in 1885 and remained so until 1974 when it became part of the Shepway non-metropolitan district.
The town is the headquarters of the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway. The population was 6,953 in the UK census of 2001.
The parish church is dedicated to St. Martin and sometimes the parish is referred to as New Romney St. Martin.
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article New Romney.
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