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Kessingland, Suffolk

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Kessingland, Suffolk

Kessingland is a large village in the Waveney District of the English county of Suffolk. It is located around 4 miles south of Lowestoft. It is of interest to archaeologists as Palaeolithic and Neolithic implements have been found here; the remains of an ancient forest lie buried on the seabed. There has been a settlement here since Palaeolithic times. Between the Hundred River and Latmer Dam was once a large estuary which was used by the Vikings and Romans.
Administrative CountySuffolk
Traditional CountySuffolk
OS GridTM5286
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthoritySuffolk
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySuffolk
Fire and Rescue AuthoritySuffolk
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01502

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

Kessingalanda ~ Kessingelanda

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

Kessingland, coast par. and vil., Suffolk, 4½ miles SW. of Lowestoft, 1691 ac. (40 water), pop. 1228; P.O., T.O.; on cliff, at NE. side of Kessingland fish houses, is a fixed light (Kessingland or Pakefield Gat), 68 ft. above high water, and seen 9 miles.

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