Hunt for Romney Port
The purpose of the project was to discover the most likely location of the original Romney Port which would have been significantly inland from where the coast line is today.
Whilst the original location of Romney Port was not discovered, it took a number of volunteers on a journey of learning and discovery; through training in various methods of surveying; to archaeological digs and finds processing and to research sessions with Kent Archives. All had a fascinating and rewarding journey.
The project was delivered through volunteers and the Heritage Officer. Some research was done on where the most likely places are, and then field surveys were undertaken, with two test pitting weekends, focussing on ground-truthing and LiDAR data, and finds were then catalogued and sent to professionals for analysis.
Community Archaeology Consultant Andrew Mayfield was recruited to work along side us on the Hunt for Romney Port project.
Hunt for Romney Port contributes to Rediscover project theme.
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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.