Sentinels on the Marsh – Historical and archaeological surveys
This project will help local people to gain a better understanding of Romney Marsh’s historic churches and the role they played in shaping the communities and landscape of the Marsh. The project is broken down into two separate parts. The first focussing on the churches which remain, and the second on those which are now in ruins.
Using volunteers, the project aims to chart the history of the churches and their relationship with the communities in which they are situated. Churchyards will be surveyed to record the memorials and assess their condition. Photographic surveys will help to identify and recorded surviving earthworks, and churches will be photographed as a fixed record of the sites.
There will be a community excavation at St Martin’s church in New Romney. This will take place over two short summer campaigns – 2018 and 2019 – and will attempt to define the limits of the building and address the key question of its foundation date. A mobile exhibition will be created from this work with photographs, maps, plans and text and will showcase the results from the whole project.
Sentinels on the Marsh – Historical and archaeological surveys contributes to Rediscover project theme.
There will be a community excavation at St Martin’s church in New Romney, this will take place over two short summer campaigns.
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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.
To find out more including how to get involved contact the project team.