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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of New Romney within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
Romney, New, town, par., liberty, and cinque port (ry. sta. New Romney and Littlestone), Kent, 3 miles NE. of Lydd by rail and 8 miles SW. of Hythe - liberty and cinque port (including the corporate member Lydd), 15,342 ac., pop. 3480; par., 2564 ac. and 348 foreshore, pop. 1026; P.O., T.O.; has little trade, but is celebrated for its great sheep fair on 21st of August; lost its harbour during a storm which changed the bed of the river Rother in the time of Edward I., and is now at some distance from the sea. Most of the important documents and charters relating to the Cinque Ports are kept in the Guildhall at New Romney, which is a borough by prescription, and returned 2 members to Parliament until 1832; it gives the title of Earl of Romney to the family of Marsham.