Eastbridge

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Eastbridge
Eastbridge is located in Suffolk
Eastbridge
Eastbridge
Eastbridge shown within Suffolk
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Leiston
Postcode district IP16
EU Parliament East of England
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UK
England
Suffolk
52°14′13″N 1°35′31″E / 52.237°N 1.592°E / 52.237; 1.592Coordinates: 52°14′13″N 1°35′31″E / 52.237°N 1.592°E / 52.237; 1.592

Eastbridge is a village in the English county of Suffolk. It is located approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Leiston, 2 miles (3.2 km) from the North Sea in the parish of Theberton , immediately south of the Minsmere RSPB reserve. It borders the Minsmere River which cuts through an area of drained and undrained wetland known as the Minsmere Level.

Eastbridge Windpump, which stood on the Minsmere Level marshes, is preserved at the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket. The marshes are also the site of the remains of the medieval chapel of St Mary which stands on the original site of Leiston Abbey.[1]

Located in Eastbridge is the Eels Foot Inn, an ale-house dating as far back as 1533[citation needed] Because of its proximity to the sea, the pub was a favourite stop of travellers, drovers and smugglers. The pub is the main feature of the small village. It is associated with folk music, and hosts a weekly gathering in which people sing songs and play folk tunes.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leiston Abbey (first site) with later chapel and pill box, English Heritage. Retrieved 2012-10-31.

External links[edit]

Media related to Eastbridge at Wikimedia Commons