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Dunwich, Suffolk

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Dunwich, Suffolk

Dunwich is a village and civil parish in the English county of Suffolk. It is located in the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB around 92 miles north-east of London, 9 miles south of Southwold and 7 miles north of Leiston on the North Sea coast. Its population at the 2001 census was 84. In the Anglo-Saxon period, Dunwich was the capital of Kingdom of the East Angles but the harbour and most of the town have since disappeared due to coastal erosion.
DistrictSuffolk Coastal
Post townSAXMUNDHAM
Administrative CountySuffolk
Traditional CountySuffolk
OS GridTM4770
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthoritySuffolk
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySuffolk
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySuffolk
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01728
Population84 (2001 census)
 

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

Domoc ~ Dunmoc ~ Dunwhich

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

Dunwich. par. and vil. with coastguard station, E. Suffolk, 4 miles SW. of Southwold, 1465 ac. (335 water), pop. 250; P.O.; is an ancient corporate bor., and was at one time a place of great importance. It was the capital of the East Angles; until 1832 it returned 2 members to Parliament. In the 11th century the encroachments of the sea swept away its royal and episcopal palaces, and in the 14th century choked up its capacious harbour. Dunwich has some attractions as a seaside resort. In vicinity is Dunwich House.

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