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The Tower of All Saints' Church, Dunwich, an ancient Capital that now lies beneath the Sea

The Tower of All Saints' Church, Dunwich, an ancient Capital that now lies beneath the Sea

How complete has been the annihilation of the ancient seaport of Dunwich, on the Suffolk coast, is suggested by the remarkable set of photographs above, illustrating the fate of the tower of its Church of All Saints. In the top left photograph is seen the ruined building as it was still in 1880; top right, as in 1912; bottom left, as in 1919, and bottom right, as in 1922. Even the last fragment has now disappeared. Yet this church was only built in the eighteenth century at the back of the town as it then existed, of which not a trace remains. In the seventh century Dnnwich was actually the capital of East Analia and the seat of a bishopric. Now it is merely the name of a small village.

Other pictures from England's Changing Coastline


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First and Last of All Saints, Dunwich

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