Ruined Churches

4 church ruins on the Romney Marsh

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


View of the remains of the church at Broomhill showing foundations below ground level, taken during excavations of the site

It is possible that a church was built here in the 13th century. Excavations of the site in the 1980s revealed later stone mouldings dating from the early 15th century. However, around 1500 the sea flooded Broomhill and, by the 1590s, the church was shown on maps as a ruin and is now just a scattering of stones.


View of the ruins of Eastbridge parish church, dating from the 14th century, 2 tall fragments of tower and west wall of nave

The lower walls of the 13th century tower and fragments of the 12th century nave walls still survive. Excavations in 1933 revealed a 14th century chancel set at a slight angle to the nave. The church was deserted by the 15th century.

Hope All Saints

 Distant view across snow covered fields of the ruins of the church of All Saints', Hope, showing three blocks of stone

Six pieces of masonry wall are all that remain of this 12th century church. The building appears to have been updated in the early 13th century when the round-headed Norman doors and chancel arch were replaced with pointed Gothic arches. The church has been a ruin since the mid 17th century.


Ruins of Midley church, showing thin coursed buff bricks interspersed with single courses of uneven slabs of stone and flint

Perhaps built on what was then an island, the west wall of this 15th century church remains standing with gaping holes where once there was a west door and window. The church is unusual in that it appears to have been built with stone and buff coloured bricks. By the mid 16th century it was deserted.

Map Locations for Ruined Churches

Title Address Description
Ruins of Broomhill
Wall Farm Ln, Rye TN31 7SE, UK

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Ruins of Eastbridge
Hawthorn Cottage, Chapel Ln, Burmarsh, Romney Marsh TN29 0JA, UK

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Ruins of Hope
Unnamed Road, Romney Marsh TN29, UK

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Ruins of Midley
Swamp Rd, Romney Marsh TN29 9PY, UK

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