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Aldeburgh, Suffolk

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Aldeburgh, Suffolk

Aldeburgh is a coastal town in the English county of Suffolk. Located on the River Alde, the town is notable for its Blue Flag shingle beach and fisherman huts where freshly caught fish are sold daily, and the Aldeburgh Yacht Club. The internationally renowned Aldeburgh Festival of arts, which takes place at nearby Snape Maltings, was created in 1948 by the resident and acclaimed composer Benjamin Britten.
DistrictSuffolk Coastal
Administrative CountySuffolk
Traditional CountySuffolk
OS GridTM4656
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthoritySuffolk
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySuffolk
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySuffolk
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01728
Population2,793 (2001 Census)

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

Alborough ~ Albro ~ Aldborough ~ Aldburgh

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

Aldeburgh, or Aldborough, par. and seaport, E. Suffolk, between the sea and estuary of the Alde, 6 miles SE. of Saxmundham and 100 miles NE. of London by rail, 1832 ac. (50 water), pop. 2106; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Saturday. Herring and lobster fishings are carried on, and there is some coasting trade. The town was the birthplace of Crabbe (1754-1832), the poet.

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