"SUFFOLK, a maritime county on the E. coast of England, is bounded
N. by Norfolk, E. by the German Ocean, S. by Essex,and W. by Cambridge.
It lies between 51° 56' and 52° 37' N. lat., 0° 23' and 1° 46' E. long.
Its greatest length from Southtown, a suburb of Great Yarmouth, on the N.E.,
to the south-western border, is 68 miles, and the extreme breadth 52 miles.
The area is 1,481 square miles, or 947,681 acres, of which about 820,000
acres are arable land, meadow, and pasture"
from National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868
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