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All Saints, Burmarsh, Kent.jpg
All Saints church
Burmarsh is located in Kent
Burmarsh shown within Kent
Population 330 [1]
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Romney Marsh
Postcode district TN29
Police Kent
Fire Kent
Ambulance South East Coast
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
KentCoordinates: 51°02′56″N 0°59′46″E / 51.049°N 0.996°E / 51.049; 0.996

Burmarsh is a village[2] and civil parish in the Shepway District of Kent, England. The village is located three miles (4.8 km) west of Hythe on the Romney Marsh. The Burmarsh Road connects the village to the Burmarsh Road train station.

In the 1870s Burmarsh was described by John Marius Wilson as:

"...a parish in Romney-Marsh district, Kent; on the coast, adjacent to the Military canal... Acres, 1,796. Real property, £4,612. Pop., 170. Houses, 32."[3]

According to the 2011 Census there were 170 males and 160 females living in the parish.[4]


The meaning of Burmarsh comes from Old English. Bur comes from "Burh-Ware" which equates to "Town Dwellers, and "Mersc" which means "Marsh". Therefore if we collaborate these, Burmarsh means "Marsh of Town Dwellers".[5]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Burmarsh: The Fortress in the Marsh? Archived May 9, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Wilson, John Marius (1870–72). Imperial Gazetter of England and Wales. Edinburgh: A. Fullerton & Co. 
  4. ^ "Burmarsh (Parish): Key FIguers for 2011 Census: Key Statistics"". Neighbourhood Statistics. Retrieved 2 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "History of Burmarsh". Kent Past. 

External links[edit]

Steam train at the Burmarsh level crossing entering Burmarsh Road train station.

Media related to Burmarsh, Kent at Wikimedia Commons

Burmarsh Kent as seen in 1945
Burmarsh - Population Change over time
Occupation of Population of Burmarsh, Kent as reported by the 1881 Census