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St. Peters Church, Greatstone, Kent.jpg
St. Peters Church
Greatstone is located in Kent
Location within Kent
OS grid referenceTR077225
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNew Romney
Postcode districtTN28
Dialling code01797
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
50°58′12″N 0°57′50″E / 50.97°N 0.964°E / 50.97; 0.964Coordinates: 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.[1][2] 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. It is in the civil parish of Lydd. 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 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.

In the media[edit]

The beach features on The Teletubbies on BBC, Series 1: 11. Windy Day, Dec 14, 2015

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 189 Ashford & Romney (Marsh Rye & Folkestone) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2013. ISBN 9780319231159.
  2. ^ "Greatstone - Romney Marsh". Retrieved 17 March 2016.

External links[edit]

Media related to Greatstone-on-Sea at Wikimedia Commons