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St. Peters Church, Greatstone, Kent.jpg
St. Peters Church
Greatstone is located in Kent
 Greatstone shown within Kent
OS grid reference TR077225
District Shepway
Shire county Kent
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town New Romney
Postcode district TN28
Dialling code 01797
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Folkestone and Hythe
List of places

Coordinates: 50°58′12″N 0°57′50″E / 50.97°N 0.964°E / 50.97; 0.964

Greatstone is a beach-side town, the third town up from the "point" of the Romney Marsh area of Kent.

It is situated near the largest town there, New Romney in Kent, England. Permission was given in the 1920s for a company to construct large numbers of homes and facilities; only a small number were built. There was widespread development in the 1960s and 1970s, however, leading to a sizable community. The church of St Peter's, built in the 1960s, is a daughter church of All Saints, Lydd, in which parish half of Greatstone is situated. There is a small group of shops at one end of the town, and the other end simply melds into Lydd-on-Sea. The local school is the Greatstone Primary School, from which most students either go on to the The Marsh Academy, the Folkestone School for Girls or the Harvey Grammar School.


Greatstone has two main roads from two locations. One way to Lydd, Lydd Airport and East Sussex or another to New Romney and the rest of Kent. The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway runs through the village from New Romney to Lydd-on-Sea and Dungeness or to Dymchurch and Hythe. There is a station in the Romney Sands Holiday Park: Romney Sands. Stagecoach in East Kent run local buses to other towns.

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Media related to Greatstone-on-Sea at Wikimedia Commons