Herringfleet

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Herringfleet
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Herringfleet St. Margaret
Herringfleet is located in Suffolk
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Herringfleet shown within Suffolk
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Lowestoft
Postcode district NR32
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
Suffolk
52°31′01″N 1°39′00″E / 52.517°N 1.65°E / 52.517; 1.65Coordinates: 52°31′01″N 1°39′00″E / 52.517°N 1.65°E / 52.517; 1.65

Herringfleet is a small village in Suffolk, England. It lies on the River Waveney, between Somerleyton and St. Olaves within The Broads National Park. The population of the village is included in the civil parish of Somerleyton, Ashby and Herringfleet.

Herringfleet was occupied by the Roman Empire, and archaeologists have made numerous finds, including a Roman bronze 'patera', a 'soup ladle' vessel with the maker's name 'Quattenus' on the handle, and a Roman nether mill-stone of trachyte, originally imported from Saxony or Koblenz on the Rhine.

In the Middle Ages, Herringfleet was governed by the St Olaves Priory. Herringfleet is known for its Norman church, built in several parts over the past millennia. Its round tower is indicative of many East Anglian churches dating from the period. The church includes a nave and chancel. The whole edifice is of Norman architecture, though considerable alterations have been made. The tower retains most of its original features, and has in the upper story wide windows of two lights, which are triangular-headed.[1]

Herringfleet Mill is a timber smock drainpipe windpump grade 2 building which is now in a state of decay and has had two of it's four sails removed. There is also evidence of a Saxon manor house on the site of the present-day Manor Farm.

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