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New Romney

New Romney rŭm´nē [key], town (1991 pop. 4,500), Kent, SE England, in Romney Marsh. Until the sea receded, New Romney lay on the coast and was one of the Cinque Ports . Numerous documents concerning the Cinque Ports are kept in the town guildhall. A famous sheep fair is held annually in August. Of several ancient churches, only the partly Norman Church of St. Nicholas remains. Old Romney is a village farther inland.

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