Lydd is one of the larger towns on the Romey Marsh in Kent, dating from Saxon times. The name “Hlyda” was found in a Saxon charter dating from the 8th century.It was originally an island, separated from Romney by the Rother estuary.

Lydd became a limb of the Cinque Port of New Romney when Henry VIII required the townspeople to provide ships and men for his use. As with much of the Marsh, the town was a base for smuggling in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Before World War I Lydd became an important military base and is still used as such. Experiments with high explosives carried out on the shingle wastes around 1888 led to the invention of the explosive Lyddite.

The cottage is within walking distance of a variety of pubs, convenience stores (and an excellent butchers!).

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