Place:Orgarswick, Kent, England

TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.0394°N 0.9785°E
Located inKent, England     ( - 1934)
See alsoRomney Marsh Rural, Kent, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1934
Burmarsh, Kent, Englandparish which absorbed Orgarswick on it abolition in 1934
Shepway (district), Kent, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

Orgarswick was a very small parish (in terms of population) located in Romney Marsh Rural District until 1934. It was abolished in that year and the land transferred to Burmarsh parish.

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

"ORGARSWICK, a parish in Romney-Marsh [registration] district, Kent; in Romney marsh, 3½ miles E S E of Ham-street [railway] station, and 4 N by E of New Romney. Post-town, Dymchurch, under Folkestone. Acres: 392. Real property: £1,189. Population: 10. House: 1. The property is divided among a few. The living is a sinecure rectory in the diocese of Canterbury. Value: £39. Patrons: the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury. There is no church."

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