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Henstead, Suffolk

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Henstead, Suffolk

Henstead is near Kessingland and the A12 in Suffolk in England. It has a church called Church of St Mary which is a Grade I listed building. In 1771 the landscape artist, Thomas Hearne spent six weeks with the young George Beaumont in Henstead at the home of the latters tutor at Eton, Revd Charles Davy. For Beaumont it proved the inspiration for his future profession as a landscape painter himself.
Post townBeccles
Administrative CountySuffolk
Traditional CountySuffolk
OS GridTM4985
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthoritySuffolk
Dialling code01502

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


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

Henstead, par. and vil., E. Suffolk, 5 miles SE. of Beccles, 1918 ac., pop. 537.

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