New Romney Church (St Nicholas) New Romney, England early 12th C
New Romney's parish church is 12th-century Norman with some Gothic additions at the east end. It has a large and attractive exterior, including a stout tower that once overlooked the harbor.
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- 50.985100° N, 0.941172° E
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Listed Building Description“The National Heritage List for England,” English HeritageNovember 30, 2011Reprinted with permission on June 1, 2012.
1. 1449 CHURCH ROAD (SOUTH EAST SIDE) church of St. Nicholas TR 0624 1/49 28.8.51 I 2. This is the only survivubg Church of the five (three parish mchurches, the Priory and the Hospital) that existed in New Romney in the Medieval Period. The 3 lower stages of the tower and 4 bays of the Nave date from circa 1160-70. the 2 upper stages of the Tower with the corner turrets and octagonal papapet (or remains of spire) are circa 1200. Tthe Easternmost bay of the Nave, the Chancel and the Aisles of the Nave are C14. Piuscina and triple sedilia in the Chancel and both aisles. continue reading →
Overviewby Holly Hayes
October 27, 2011
The great west tower of St. Nicholas Church is a major landmark on Romney Marsh. Its base forms a west porch, from which rises four tiers of Norman blind arches and windows. The bottom and top tiers are decorated with corbel tables, carved with open-mouthed faces of humans and beasts. A Green Man or two can be spotted among them. The Norman west door has four orders of decoratively carved arches and three capitals on each side, but no surviving figurative carvings. The tower is supported by splendid Norman arches of three orders with leafy capitals, and roofed with a timber ceiling. continue reading →
Historyby Holly Hayes
October 27, 2011
New Romney is one of the Cinque Ports of the southern English coast founded by William the Conqueror in 1066. These five towns - Romney, Hythe, Dover, Sandwich and Hastings - resisted William's initial landings until he bribed them with trading privileges. Romney was the lead port of the five. Cinque Port merchants also enjoyed the right to carry the canopy over the king at his coronation and sit next to him at the coronation banquet. These privileges have since gone the way of history, but the towns still have special duties at coronations. The Church of St. continue reading →
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- The National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. November 30, 2011. Web.
- Official Website of New Romney Church (St Nicholas). Web. Official website.
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