Place:New Romney, Kent, England

NameNew Romney
Alt namesNew Romney St. Martinsource: altenate parish name
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish, Borough (municipal)
Coordinates50.983°N 0.95°E
Located inKent, England
See alsoSt. Martin Ivychurch Hundred, Kent, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Langport Liberty, Kent, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Romney Marsh Liberty, Kent, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Romney Marsh Rural, Kent, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Shepway District, Kent, Englanddistrict municipality into which it was absorbed in 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

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 non-metropolitan Shepway District. Originally it was an ancient parish in St. Martin Ivychurch Hundred, the Langport Liberty and also in the Romney Marsh Liberty.

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.

Research tips

  • Kent County Council Archive, Local Studies and Museums Service. James Whatman Way, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1LQ. This incorporates the Centre for Kentish Studies in Maidstone and the East Kent Archives Centre near Dover.
  • Canterbury Cathedral Archives see the Archives web pages on the Canterbury Catherdral site.
  • For information on the area around the Medway Towns, have a look at Medway Council's CityArk site.
  • Ordnance Survey Maps of England and Wales - Revised: Kent illustrates the parish boundaries of Kent when rural districts were still in existence and before Greater London came into being. The map publication year is 1931. An earlier map of 1900 may also be useful. The maps blow up to show all the parishes and many of the small villages and hamlets. Maps in this series are now downloadable for personal use.
  • Steve Archer has produced a very useful round-up of the available census records for Kent - and where/from whom they are available.
  • Registration Districts in Kent for the period 1837 to the present. By drilling down through the links you can follow any parish through the registration districts to which it was attached.
  • Bishop's Transcripts for Kent parishes, 1558-1887, can be found on FamilySearch since February 2016
  • The Kent Family History Society and the North West Kent Family History Society are the most dominant, but there are also
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