Ancient Maps of the Romney Marsh
The Straits of Dover
The landmass now the headland of Dungeness can been seen (above) out at sea as Romney Island.
The Romney Marsh
Date unknown – circa B.C. 55 – 750 A.D.
The headland still not fully formed, has had years of the natural current through the dover channel pushing the shingle north easterly and the Marsh out to the Romney Island.
The Dungeness Headland
1801 – 1794?
The growth of the headland is visible here due to the channel current drifting sediment and shingle east around the point, depositing it cyclically onto the beach. AS the layers build, a wave in the shingle builds directly as a response to the wave from the Sea.