Bungay, Suffolk

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Coordinates: 52°26′59″N 1°26′52″E / 52.4496°N 1.4477°E / 52.4496; 1.4477

Bungay (pronounced /ˈbʌŋɡɪ/)[1] is a small town in Suffolk (East Anglia, England), within The Broads National Park. It lies in the Waveney valley, about 7 km west of Beccles.

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Early history

The origin of the name of Bungay is thought to derive from the Anglo-Saxon title 'Bunincga-haye', signifying the land belonging to the tribe of Bonna, a Saxon chieftain. Due to its high position, protected by the River Waveney and marshes, the site was in a good defensive position and attracted settlers from early times. During the Roman occupation, Bungay was an important military station[citation needed] and various Roman artifacts have been found in the region. When the Romans returned to their own homeland in the early 5th century, Britain was invaded by Saxon tribes, and the extensive settlement at Bungay is indicated by the large burial site in the Joyce Road area dating from the 6th - 7th century.[citation needed]

Bungay Castle was built by the Normans, but was later rebuilt by Roger Bigod and his family, who also owned Framlingham Castle. Bungay's village sign shows the castle. The 12th century parish church of St. Mary was once the church of the Benedictine Priory (founded by Gundreda, wife of Roger Bigod). It was here that one of the most famous episodes in Bungay's history occurred:

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