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Blythburgh, Suffolk

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Blythburgh, Suffolk

Blythburgh is a small English village in an area known as the Sandlings, part of the Suffolk heritage coast. Located close to an area of flooded marshland and mud-flats, in 2007 its population was estimated to be 300. Blythburgh is best known for its church, Holy Trinity, internationally known as the Cathedral of the Marshes, which is a regular venue for the summer Aldeburgh Festival. The church has been flood-lit since the 1960s and is a landmark for travels on the arterial road to Norfolk.
DistrictSuffolk Coastal
Administrative CountySuffolk
Traditional CountySuffolk
OS GridTM4575
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthoritySuffolk

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

Blithborow ~ Blithburgh ~ Blede- ~ Blieburc ~ Blideburc

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

Blythburgh, par. and vil. with ry. sta., E. Suffolk, on river Blyth, 4½ miles SE. of Halesworth, 4116 ac., pop. 821.

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