Limbs – Past and Present

At different times, all of the towns and villages listed in the right-hand column below have been limbs or members of the Cinque Ports. Today only those shown in bold type are members of the Confederation. Those listed in italics have either ceased to exist due to coastal erosion; been subsumed within larger towns or communities, or they have been deprived of their status as members by changes to the structure of local government, over the years.
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HEAD PORT/ANCIENT TOWN
LIMBS

HASTINGS
Bulverhythe
Northeye
Pevensey
Hydneye
Seaford
Guestling
Petit Iham
Bekesbourne
Grange

WINCHELSEA (originally, itself a limb of Hastings)

RYE (originally, itself a limb of Hastings)
Tenterden

NEW ROMNEY
Lydd
Old Romney
Dengemarsh
Oswaldstone
Bromehill

HYTHE
West Hythe

DOVER
Folkestone
Faversham
Margate
St. Johns
Goresend
Birchington Wood
Woodchurch
St Peters
Ringwold
Kingsdown

SANDWICH
Deal
Ramsgate
Brightlingsea
Fordwich
Sturry
Walmer
Stonar
Sarre
St. Nicholas
Reculver