Place:Diss, Norfolk, England

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NameDiss
Alt namesDicesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 188
TypeTown
Coordinates52.383°N 1.117°E
Located inNorfolk, England
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Diss is a market town in Norfolk, England close to the border with the neighbouring East Anglian county of Suffolk, with a population of 7,503 (2011).

The town lies in the valley of the River Waveney, around a mere (lake) that covers . The mere is up to deep, although there is another of mud. The town takes its name from dic an Anglo-Saxon word meaning either ditch or embankment.

Diss has a large number of historic buildings, including the early 14th century parish church. It is also home to a museum. Diss railway station lies on the Great Eastern Main Line route from London to Norwich.

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