Dating back to the late 11th century, the church of St, Nicholas is the only survivor of the five churches that once served the parish of New Romney.
Change in a cataclysm
Until the latter years of the 13th century, New Romney was a thriving, prosperous and growing medieval port town. Reportedly, it had been a port since the Roman times. Sitting on the very south coast of England at the mouth of the River Rother, the relative closeness to Normandy made it a strategically important place.