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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Beccles within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
Beccles, par., mun. bor. and market town, E. Suffolk, on river Waveney, 8 miles W. of Lowestoft, 33 miles NE. of Ipswich, and 109 miles NE. of London by rail, 1892 ac., pop. 5721; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Friday. It has an interesting church, with detached hell-tower begun in 1500. The Waveney being navigable, a good trade in coal, corn, and malt is carried on. B. possesses a common of 1½ sq. m., on which races are held annually.
A village in Wangford hundred, in the county of Norfolk.
Four manors recorded in Domesday.