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Easton Bavents

"EASTON BAVENTS, a parish in the hundred of Blything, county Suffolk, 1 mile N. of Southwold. It is situated on the coast, and was once a market town, but owing to the inroads made by the sea it has almost disappeared, and the parish, now comprising only 300 acres, is nearly without inhabitants. Before the promontory called Easton Ness was washed away the parish was considered the most eastern point of land in the kingdom. It formerly belonged to Thomas de Bavent, from whom it takes its suffix. The living is a rectory annexed to that of Benacre, in the diocese of Norwich. The church has long been in ruins, and the greater part of the stones have been washed away by the waves. The scenery along the coast is picturesque, and on the N. side of the parish is a fine sheet of water called Easton Broad."

Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)


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