Dunwich

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Coordinates: 52°16′37″N 1°37′36″E / 52.27688°N 1.62672°E / 52.27688; 1.62672

Dunwich (pronounced /ˈdʌnɨtʃ/) is a small town in Suffolk, England, within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB.

Dunwich was the capital of East Anglia 1500 years ago[citation needed] and was a prosperous seaport and centre of the wool trade[citation needed] during the Early Middle Ages, with a natural harbour formed by the mouths of the River Blyth and the River Dunwich, but the harbour and most of the town has since been lost to coastal erosion. The town's decline began in 1286 when a sea surge hit the East Anglian coast, and it was eventually reduced through coastal erosion to the village it is today.

It is assumed[why?] that the Roman 'Stone Street' runs from Dunwich to Caistor St Edmund near Norwich.[citation needed]

As of 2008 there is a project underway to reveal the 'lost' city with high-tech underwater cameras.[1]

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