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Church Of St Mary The Virgin, St Mary in the Marsh


  • Address: Pickneybush Ln
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

I saw the marshes stretching to the dark line of the sea wall, broken every now and then by dumpy little Martello towers, and slightly inland on the right, a cluster of trees and houses and a square church tower - the village of new Romney. Noel Coward

Beyond the churchyard is the Marshes

The Church of St Mary the Virgin is a 12th century Norman church. Located near the Romney Marsh in south east Kent, Church of St Mary the Virgin is noted for its Norman architecture and as the final resting place of author Edith Nesbit. - AsNotedIn


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Headboard To E Nesbit Monument

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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1150/00/00 Church of St Mary the Virgin is built by the Normans. The tower, built Kentish ragstone, and the west wall of the nave are the oldest parts of the building.
1220/00/00 The chancel is extended to the present east wall, and the north and south walls are pierced for Early English arches. The north and south narrow aisles are then added. The chapel of St Michael is built at the east end of the north aisle.
1350/00/00 The stone font near the south door dates C14 and has a fine wooden Jacobean cover. Opposite, on the north wall, are the Royal Arms of III, which date from 1775.
1922/04/00 Noel Coward Author Noel finds the yard at the Church Of St Mary The Virgin a very peaceful place to, prop himself up against a tombstone, and write "The Queen was in the Parlour".
1924/05/04 E Nesbit Final Resting Place Edith Nesbit Bland Tucker dies at aged 65 in New Romney, Kent, England. She is buried in the churchyard of St Mary in the Marsh beneath a headstone carved by her husband, Thomas "the Skipper" Tucker.

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Particulars for Church Of St Mary The Virgin, St Mary in the Marsh:
Area of Significance Architecture
Sight Category Building
Building Type Church
Era Medieval Europe
Cultural Affiliation Normans
Historic Use Religious Property

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English National Heritage List Entry No: 1061102



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