Originally published during the early part of the twentieth century, the Cambridge County Geographies were designed to provide a series of concise guides to British regions. Aimed at the general reader, they combined a comprehensive approach to various aspects of physical and human geography with an emphasis on clarity. This guide to Suffolk by W. A. Dutt was first published in 1909. The text is interspersed with numerous illustrative figures and also contains a list of the chief towns and villages within the county.
Table of Contents
1. County and shire. The origin of Suffolk; 2. General characteristics. Position and natural conditions; 3. Size. Shape. Boundaries; 4. Surface and general features; 5. Watershed. Rivers; 6. Geology and soil; 7. Natural history; 8. The coast - Landguard Point to Dunwich; 9. The coast - Dunwich to Gorleston; 10. The coast - lost land; 11. The coast - sand-banks and lighthouses; 12. Climate and rainfall; 13. People - race, dialect, settlements, population; 14. Agriculture - main cultivations, woodlands, stock; 15. Industries and manufactures; 16. Minerals; 17. The trawl and herring fisheries. Minor fisheries; 18. Shipping and trade - the chief ports. Decayed ports; 19. History of Suffolk; 20. Antiquities - prehistoric, Roman and Saxon; 21. Architecture - (a) ecclesiastical - churches, abbeys, and priories; 22. Architecture - (b) military - castles; 23. Architecture - (c) domestic - famous seats, manor houses, cottages; 24. Communications - past and present. Roads, railways; 25. Administration and divisions - ancient and modern; 26. The roll of honour of the county; 27. The chief towns and villages of Suffolk.