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Leiston, Suffolk

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Leiston, Suffolk

Leiston is a town in eastern Suffolk, England. It is situated near Saxmundham and Aldeburgh, about 2 miles from the North Sea coast and is 21 miles northeast of Ipswich and 90 miles northeast from London. The town had a population of 6,240 at the 2001 Census.
DistrictSuffolk Coastal
Post townLEISTON
Administrative CountySuffolk
Traditional CountySuffolk
OS GridTM4462
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthoritySuffolk
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySuffolk
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySuffolk
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01728
Population6,240 (2001 Census)

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

Ledestuna ~ Leestuna ~ Len- ~ Leis-

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

Leiston, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Suffolk, 4 miles E. of Saxmundham Junction, 4640 ac., pop. 2439; P.O., T.O.; has extensive ironworks for the making of agricultural machinery and implements; near the vil. are the ruins of Leiston Abbey (13th century).

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