St John's Church
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It stood on a branch of the Rother estuary and was a busy shipbuilding port in the 15th century, before the silting up and draining of the Romney Marshes.
Small Hythe's quays and warehouses were destroyed in a fire in 1514 and were never rebuilt.
Small Hythe was within the medieval hundred of Tenterden, which does not appear to have existed at the time of the Domesday Book. It is first mentioned in about 1300 and received a charter in 1449 from Henry VI. Small Hythe itself lay on a branch of the River Rother, which certainly in 1509 made the locality accessible to seagoing craft.
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Media related to Small Hythe at Wikimedia Commons
- "Rye Castle Museum » Surrounding Towns and Villages". www.ryemuseum.co.uk. Retrieved 9 February 2010.
- "Channel 4 – Time Team". www.channel4.com. Retrieved 9 February 2010.
- "National Trust on ship building in Small Hythe". www.nationaltrust.org.uk. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
- "St John the Baptist in Tenterden - UK Attraction". www.ukattraction.com. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2010.