In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Covehithe like this:
COVEHITHE, or North Hales, a parish in Blything district, Suffolk; on the coast, 4¾ miles N by E of Southwold, and 6¼ SSE of Carlton-Colville r. station. Post town, Wrentham, under Wangford. Acres, 1, 553. Real property, £973. Pop., 192. Houses, 40. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the rectory of Benacre, in the diocese of Norwich. The ancient church was a fine structure, destroyed in the civil war; and the present one was erected in 1672, and has a handsome tower. Charities, £28. Bishop Bale was a native.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Covehithe, in Waveney and Suffolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd April 2017
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