Learn More About the History of Rye

The History of Rye Castle Museum

By Allan Downend, slightly adapted from the booklet An Introduction to Rye Castle Museum (1999) with some additional information from Geoffrey S Bagley and from Kenneth M Clark The Story of the Ypres Tower and Rye Museum (1975). 

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More on Medieval Rye

First posted in Invasion Coast, Rye Buildings and Defences, Rye Streets, Rye Town History

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The Story of Romney Marsh

Much of this article was provided by Jill Eddison, then with the Romney Marsh Research Trust.

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Camber Castle

Lamb House, Henry James and E F Benson

Rye’s Harbour in Tudor Times

Note:  this series of articles are about the old port of Rye at the confluence of the Rother, Tillingham and Brede Rivers.  Rye Harbour is a separate community nearer the sea developed in the 19th century.

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Watchbell Street

 by Jean Floyd.

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Mermaid Street 1891

By Sheila Maddock

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Rye Pottery: nearly 250 years of collectability

By Tarquin & Biddy Cole

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Pre Roman & Roman Times

By Jo Kirkham who is the principal author of all Invasion Coast articles.

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Norman & Medieval Times 1066 - 1485

by Jo Kirkham


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Ship Building in Rye

Rye’s Shipbuilding Industry
Text slightly adapted from an article by John Collard (1998)

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Smuggling in Rye and on Romney Marsh

A Brief History of  Local ‘Free Trade’

by Daphne Message

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by Vivienne Challans 

Vivienne is the granddaughter of Thomas L. Green who produced Tunbridge ware at Rye Mosaics on Market Road

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The History of the Cinque Ports

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