Smeaton’s Harbour

When the Rother Changed its Course

By Ken Clarke

Great changes took place in the marshes from 1250 onwards, but as yet the town of old Winchelsea was apparently not threatened. Matthew Paris, the thirteenth century chronicler, described damage done by the sea in 1250 and 1252 to the neighbourhood of the port, but the town as such appears to have escaped harm. Continue reading Smeaton’s Harbour