Rye Town Council

Rye History



Much has been written about the Antient and world famous Town of Rye, mentioned in Cinque Ports Charters from 1155.

For an introduction to Rye’s fascinating past visit the Local History section of www.ryemuseum.co.uk. Better still, come to Rye and visit the Rye Town Model – a sound and light show presenting over 700 years of Rye’s captivating past.

For a comprehensive account of Rye at the turn of the Millennium – including a wealth of historical information – order a copy of Ryennium by Jo Kirkham. Published by Rye Town Council and printed in the traditional style of letterpress printing, a signed, limited edition copy can be yours for just £4.95 (plus p&p, where applicable) direct from the Council.

To learn more about Rye’s maritime history and its role within the Confederation of the Cinque Ports visit www.cinqueports.org.
  
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