Romney Marsh is a moderation populated wetland region within the counties of Kent and East Sussex inside the south-east of England. It covers about one hundred rectangular miles. The River Rother these days flows into the ocean underneath Rye; however till 1287 its mouth lay among Romney and Lydd. It became tidal a ways upstream, nearly to Bodiam. The river mouth become wide with a large lagoon, making Rye a port at its western end. That lagoon lay at the back of a massive island, which now makes up a huge part of the Denge Marsh, on which stood the ports of Lydd and the old Winchelsea. All those ports were affiliated to the Cinque Ports.
The economy and panorama of Romney Marsh inside the 19th Century changed into ruled by way of sheep. Improved strategies of pasture management and husbandry intended the marsh ought to sustain a inventory density more than everywhere else in the international. The Romney Marsh sheep became one of the maximum a success and essential breeds of sheep. Their primary characteristic is an capacity to feed in wet situations; they may be taken into consideration to be more proof against foot rot and inner parasites than another breed. Romney sheep had been exported globally, especially to Australia, starting in 1872.