Southwold

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Coordinates: 52°19′37″N 1°40′48″E / 52.327°N 1.680°E / 52.327; 1.680

Southwold is a town on the North Sea coast, in the Waveney district of Suffolk, East Anglia, England. It is located at the mouth of the River Blyth within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The town is within the parliamentary constituency of Suffolk Coastal.

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History

Southwold was mentioned in the Domesday Book as an important fishing port, and it received its town charter from Henry VII in 1489.[citation needed] Over the following centuries a shingle bar built up across the harbour mouth, preventing the town from becoming a major port.

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