New Romney is a small city in Kent, England, on the brink of Romney Marsh, an area of flat, wealthy agricultural land reclaimed from the sea after the harbour commenced to silt up. New Romney, one of the original Cinque Ports, became as soon as a sea port, with the harbour adjacent to the church, but is now greater than a mile from the sea. A mooring ring can nevertheless be visible in the front of the church. It is the headquarters of the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway.
New Romney isn't notably different in age from the close by village of Old Romney. However New Romney, now approximately a mile and a 1/2 from the seafront, become originally a harbour metropolis on the mouth of the River Rother. The Rother estuary was usually tough to navigate, with many shallow channels and sandbanks. To make navigation less complicated two large rocks, one bigger than the other, had been placed at the entrance to the main channel.
The names of nearby settlements, Greatstone and Littlestone, are a reminder of these aids. Another feasible explanation for these location-names is a result of the effects of Longshore Drift, which disperses shingle and sand deposits, from west to east, with heavier stones collecting within the vicinity known as Greatstone, while some distance smaller shingle is to be observed in awesome portions at Littlestone. Very excellent sand is determined similarly east at neighbouring St Mary's Bay.