Romney Marsh Historic Churches Trust

Helping to preserve the churches of the marsh for future generations

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Watertight and preserved. Thanks to our supporters, this unique group of medieval buildings are here to stay

A Unique Landscape

The Romney Marsh Historic Churches Trust is here to help safeguard an iconic slice of our heritage

Church Life

The Trust looks out for 14 medieval churches and 4 ruins on the Romney Marsh

Since being founded in 1982, over £1m has been raised and invested in the restoration of the churches of the Romney Marsh

Three current restoration projects for 2017

Placed on Heritage England’s “At Risk” register, the 550 year old west window has required complete restoration. Such a restoration is an unprecedented undertaking within the Diocese of Canterbury.

 

A project to restore eight, mainly 18th century, tombs in the churchyard at St Augustine’s, Brookland is close to completion.

Essentially this work consists of re-tiling the complete south aisle, routing the rainwater drains away from the building and rebuilding the west window of the south aisle

St Eanswith, Brenzett

St Eanswith is one of the smallest churches on Romney Marsh. It is dedicated to a 7th century princess who founded a nunnery at Folkstone in 630…

St Augustine, Brookland

St Augustine is famous for its detached wooden bell tower that stands in front of the church…

All Saints, Burmarsh

All Saints was commenced in the mid-12th century and is entered through a carved Norman doorway typical of the period…

St Peter & St Paul, Dymchurch

St Peter and St Paul, Dymchurch was built in the mid-12th century. The original carved Norman south doorway, west doorway and magnificent chancel arch are still in place…

St Mary, East Guldeford

St Mary’s was built under the patronage of Sir Richard de Guldeford and was consecrated on 20th September 1505…

St Thomas Becket, Fairfield

St Thomas Becket is the most iconic of all the churches on Romney Marsh. The tiny building that dates back to the late 12th century sits isolated in a field cut through with dykes and grazed by sheep…

St George, Ivychurch

Built under the patronage of the archbishops of Canterbury, St George is an exceptionally large parish church measuring 40.5m (133ft) in length…

All Saints, Lydd

At 60.7m (199ft) All Saints is the longest parish church in Kent and its 15th century tower is one of the tallest in the county with a height of 40.2m (132ft)…

St Peter & St Paul, Newchurch

This large church is famous for its bent tower. The first two stages of the tower, built in 15th century, began to lean alarmingly, and were buttressed to prevent the tower collapsing…

St Nicholas, New Romney

Built in the mid 12th century under the patronage of the archbishops of Canterbury, the nave retains its original low Norman arcades with alternating round and octagonal Caen stone piers…

St Clement, Old Romney

St Clement was built in the mid 12th century with a nave and chancel and the aisles were added in 13th century by simply cutting through the thick Norman walls…

St Mary the Virgin, St Mary in the Marsh

One of the most picturesque churches on the Marsh, St Mary the Virgin was built in the mid 12th century with a small chancel, nave and tower…

St Dunstan, Snargate

St Dunstan was built in the late 12th century with just a chancel and nave, the north and south aisles being added a little later…

St Augustine, Snave

It is possible that a small private chapel stood on this site before the present building was commenced in the late 13th century…

Ruined Churches

The Ruined Churches of Broomhill, Eastbridge, Hope and Midley on Romney Marsh all come under the care of the Romney Marsh Historic Churches Trust…