Benacre

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Introduction

A small coastal parish, also known as Ginacre which was recorded in Domesday as "Benagra". John Speed's 1610 map shows the village as "Benaker".

A lake of about 40 hectares, called Benacre Broad, lies close to the sea.

A stone vessel, containing about 900 Roman silver coins (some from Emperor Vespasian period - 69 to 79AD) was found whilst mending a local road in 1786.

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Acknowledgements

Some historical information from English Heritage's National Monuments Record.

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