Welcome to Dymchurch
Dymchurch was once the headquarters for law and order on the Romney Marsh and its name derives from Deme, mediaeval English for judge or arbiter. It was here where the governors of the Marsh resided (known as The Lord of the Level), and where swift justice was administered to anyone endangering the wellbeing of the Marsh.
The Village was where Russell Thorndike wrote many of the infamous Dr Syn stories; fictitious yarns, inspired by local smuggling and law breaking on the Marsh and celebrated by the village bi annually in August. In sharp contrast to the Dr. Syn fables, Edith Nesbit, the famous children’s writer, also lived in Dymchurch. An enterprising author, she wrote a number of books including her most famous work – The Railway Children.
The central slipway, accessed via the High Street, leads to the beautiful open sandy beach. Childrens' amusements and rides, accessed via the seawall and High Street, together with eating establishments and essential shops are waiting to help you enjoy your stay in the village.
The Parish Council
Cllr Deana Coker (chair)
Cllr Catherine Young (Vice Chair)
Cllr Sandra Leverick
Cllr Dougie Young
Cllr Mark Wright
Cllr Daniel Noonan
Cllr John Carr
Cllr John Williams
Cllr Chris McCreedy
Jeff Lawrence Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer
F&HDC Cllrs Ian Meyers and Terry Mullard represent Dymchurch at Folkestone & Hythe District Council.
KCC Cllr Martin Whybrow represents Dymchurch at Kent County Council.
Damian Collins is the local MP for Folkestone and Hythe, which includes Dymchurch and holds a regular surgery in the Parish Council office. https://damiancollins.com/