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The History of Kent
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History of Dymchurch
Dymchurch comes from the Old English ‘dema’ meaning ‘judge’ and ‘cirice’ as ‘church’; therefore, ‘judge’s church’. In the middle ages, Dymchurch was the seat of government for Romney Marsh.
Dymchurch parish church is a Grade: II listed building, dedicated to Saint Peter and Saint Paul. The Normans built the church, consisting of a nave and chancel, in the mid-
In the 12th Century, a body called Lex Marisci received the right to self-
As part of the Napoleonic defences of England in the early 1800's, the government installed three
On 16 July 1927, the opened a station at Dymchurch. During WW2, the army requisitioned the line, with the commanding officer making his headquarters at Dymchurch.