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      Parish Council update 28 February 2020
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If sand is your preference you will find a five mile stretch of it at Dymchurch, a village on the south east Kent coast on the Romney Marsh.


Dymchurch was once the headquarters for law and order on the Marsh and its name derives from Deme, mediaeval English for judge or arbiter.
It was here where the governors of the Marsh resided (known as The Lord of the Level), and where swift justice was administered to anyone endangering the wellbeing of the Marsh.

The main High Street of this colourful little seaside village starts from the distinctive conical red-tiled tower of the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul to Martello Tower No 25. Within this small stretch lies a host of shops and businesses to meet your everyday needs.

The Ship public house, on the opposite side of the road to St Peter and St Paul church was where Russell Thorndike wrote many of the infamous Dr. Syn stories; fictitious yarns, inspired by local smuggling and law breaking on the Marsh. 

In sharp contrast to the Dr. Syn fables, Edith Nesbit, the famous children’s writer, also lived in Dymchurch. An enterprising author, she wrote a number of books including her most famous work – The Railway Children. 

The central slipway, accessed via the High Street, leads to the beautiful open sandy award winning beach.

Childrens' amusements and rides, accessed via the seawall and High Street, together with eating establishments and essential shops are waiting to help you enjoy your stay in the village.

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