St Clement's Church, Old Romney
Old Romney shown within Kent
|Population||206 (parish, 2001 Census)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
|UK Parliament||Folkestone and Hythe|
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.
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.
- Derek Jarman, film-maker and AIDS activist, who is buried in the churchyard of St Clement's church
- Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough who owned Agney Court in this parish.
- Leaflet - The Mediaeval churches of Romney Marsh, available at St. Clements
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