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Iken is a small village and civil parish in the marshlands of the English county of Suffolk. It is near the estuary of the River Alde on the North Sea coast and is located south east of Snape and due north of Orford. The Anchorage, formerly an island in what was a marsh at the edge of the estuary, is the most likely site of Saint Botolph's Abbey, Ikenhoe. During excavations in 1977 Dr Stanley West discovered part of a large stone Saxon cross incorporated into the wall of the Church tower.
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Iken, Suffolk in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Iken, par., E. Suffolk, on river Alde, 5½ miles SE. of Saxmundham, 2597 ac., pop. 324; P.O.; Iken Cliff is a favourite spot with excursnonists.
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