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Old Romney

Coordinates: 50°59′24″N 0°53′42″E / 50.99°N 0.895°E / 50.99; 0.895

Old Romney
St Clement's Church, Old Romney
Population 206 (parish, 2001 Census)
District Shepway
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Folkestone and Hythe
List of places

Old Romney is a village[1] and civil parish in the Shepway District of Kent, England.

The village, as its name suggests, is the original site of the settlement, and is situated two miles (3.2 km) inland from New Romney. It lies on what was once an island in the erstwhile River Rother estuary.

It was noted in Roman times as Vetus Rumellenum; by the time of the Domesday Book New Romney was already in existence.[2]

St Clement's Church

St Clement's Church in Old Romney, Romney Marsh, is a Church of England parish church and one of the oldest churches in Kent. It was originally constructed in the 12th century although there is some evidence of an original structure on the site dating back to the 8th century.

The church with the Georgian minstrels' gallery and box pews retaining their rose pink colour was featured in the Doctor Syn film of 1962. Disney and the Rank Film Organisation repainted them in for the filming.

Notable people


  • Leaflet - The Mediaeval churches of Romney Marsh, available at St. Clements

External links

  • Photos of Old Romney and surrounding area on
  • Romney Deanery, St. Clements web page
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