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.

HEAD PORT/ANCIENT TOWN

LIMBS

HEAD PORT/ANCIENT TOWN

HASTINGS

LIMBS

Bulverhythe
Northeye
Pevensey
Hydneye
Seaford
Guestling
Petit Iham
Bekesbourne
Grange

HEAD PORT/ANCIENT TOWN

WINCHELSEA

(originally, itself a limb of Hastings)

LIMBS

(none)

HEAD PORT/ANCIENT TOWN

RYE

(originally, itself a limb of Hastings)

LIMBS

Tenterden

HEAD PORT/ANCIENT TOWN

NEW ROMNEY

LIMBS

Lydd
Old Romney
Dengemarsh
Oswaldstone
Bromehill

HEAD PORT/ANCIENT TOWN

HYTHE

LIMBS

West Hythe

HEAD PORT/ANCIENT TOWN

DOVER

LIMBS

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

HEAD PORT/ANCIENT TOWN

SANDWICH

LIMBS

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