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Incredible places that have been claimed by the sea

Love Exploring Logo By Rachel Truman of Love Exploring | Slide 2 of 37: Once the capital of the Kingdom of the Eastern Angles, Dunwich today is a pretty but insignificant settlement on the Suffolk coast. It was mentioned in the Domesday Book as having a population of 3,000 and three churches. In the 14th century, it was nearly as large as London. But the rich medieval town succumbed to the rigor of the North Sea as coastal erosion and storms took their toll. Pictured here in 1908 are the ruins of All Saint’s Church, which sit perilously close to the cliff edge.

Dunwich, Suffolk, England

Once the capital of the Kingdom of the Eastern Angles, Dunwich today is a pretty but insignificant settlement on the Suffolk coast. It was mentioned in the Domesday Book as having a population of 3,000 and three churches. In the 14th century, it was nearly as large as London. But the rich medieval town succumbed to the rigor of the North Sea as coastal erosion and storms took their toll. Pictured here in 1908 are the ruins of All Saint’s Church, which sit perilously close to the cliff edge.

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