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Beccles, Suffolk

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Beccles, Suffolk

Beccles is a market town and civil parish in the Waveney District of the English county of Suffolk. The town is shown on the milestone as 109 miles from London via the A145 Blythburgh and A12 road, 98 miles northeast of London as the crow flies, 16 miles southeast of Norwich, and 33 miles north northeast of the county town of Ipswich. Nearby towns include Lowestoft to the east and Great Yarmouth to the northeast. The town lies on the River Waveney on the edge of The Broads National Park.
DistrictWaveney
Post townBECCLES
Administrative CountySuffolk
Traditional CountySuffolk
OS GridTM4290
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthoritySuffolk
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySuffolk
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySuffolk
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01502
Population9,746 (2001)
 

Other names by which Beccles, Suffolk has been known in the past

Beckle ~ Becles

Beccles, Suffolk in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Beccles, par., mun. bor. and market town, E. Suffolk, on river Waveney, 8 miles W. of Lowestoft, 33 miles NE. of Ipswich, and 109 miles NE. of London by rail, 1892 ac., pop. 5721; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Friday. It has an interesting church, with detached hell-tower begun in 1500. The Waveney being navigable, a good trade in coal, corn, and malt is carried on. B. possesses a common of 1½ sq. m., on which races are held annually.

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