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St Mary in the Marsh

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St Mary in the Marsh is located in the heart of Romney Marsh in south east Kent in one of its least populated areas.

The seaside village of St Mary's Bay is about 2 miles to its east and the town of New Romney is about 3 miles to its south east. [see maps]

It is probable that there was a Saxon church on the site originally known as "Siwold's Circe". This was superseded after the Norman invasion by a stone built church with a splendid three tier tower of Kentish ragstone. The oldest parts of the church are about 1133 AD.

St Mary in the Marsh is surrounded by the stark beauty of the marshes and the open landscapes of rich farmland

Author of the famous childrens' book The Railway Children Edith Nesbit, born in 1858, is buried in the churchyard of St Mary in the Marsh. more

John Coleman, born in St Mary in the Marsh in 1798,  won the Victoria Cross (VC) at the siege of Sebastopol in the Crimean war. more

 

St Mary The Virgin Church
 Church of St Mary the Virgin
 

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The Star Inn