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The Deben, Suffolk

Historical Description

Deben, The, a river of Suffolk. It rises in the northwestern vicinity of Debenham, and runs about 30 miles prevailingly south-south-eastward, but with a great curvature, past Brandeston, Wickham Market, Woodbridge, and Hanley, to the sea, 4¼ miles NNE of the mouth of the Harwich harbour. It has a total course of about 30 miles, and is estuarial and navigable over the last 8½ miles from Wood-bridge to the sea.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Suffolk is available to browse.