Hunt for Romney Port



This project will help to discover the most likely location of the original Romney Port which would have been significantly inland from where the coast line is today.

The project will be delivered through volunteers and the Heritage Officer. Some research will need to be done on where the most likely places are, and then field surveys will be undertaken, with two test pitting weekends, focussing on ground-truthing and LiDAR data, and finds will be catalogued and sent to professionals for analysis.

Hunt for Romney Port contributes to Rediscover project theme.


We have now organised volunteer training sessions on archiving linked to this project. See the What’s On page for more details.


Visit the volunteering page to find out more about getting involved with Fifth Continent projects.

Nov 2018

Monthly Project meetings commenced

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The first monthly project meeting took place on Thursday 8 November and the next meeting is planned for Thursday 6 December 2018. This is a chance for volunteers to get together to share their research.

Oct 2018

Volunteer training

Training underway, with volunteers learning new skills including geophysical survey techniques, landscape and building surveys and archive research.

Jul 2018

Ongoing volunteering Opportunities

We are currently organising the volunteer training sessions for this project. The first session will be on archives and we will be announcing the dates shortly. If you would like to get involved, there is still time to sign up before the training sessions begin. For more details see the volunteering page

Jun 2018

Ongoing volunteering opportunities

We are looking to involve people of all ages to take part in the project to discover the location of Romney Port. A successful launch day took place on Saturday 9 June, but we a still keen for more people to be involved. For contact details see the volunteering page

Jun 2018

Heritage Officer back from maternity leave

Our Heritage Officer Lucie Bolton is back from maternity leave. If you would like to know more about our heritage projects please contact:

Apr 2018

volunteer training day planned

We are currently planning the volunteer training day for this project. This training day is due to take place in July. If you are interested in volunteering or would like to know more, please contact Lucie Bolton at    

Feb 2018

The project will be starting during 2018

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It is planned to create a number of short films about Romney Marsh during the life of the scheme and this will include recording the progress of the projects. Go to the film footage page to get details of the films we have produced so far.


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To find out more including how to get involved contact the project team.