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Diss Town Information

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Although it has a galaxy of fine old buildings dating from the Middle Ages through to the Victorian age, the real delight in Diss is a six-acre mere which stands at the centre of this small market town.

In fact the town’s name derives from an Anglo-Saxon word meaning ‘standing water’. Lying on the River Waveney, the town’s church stands at the head of a triangular market square. The nearby Tudor mansion Gissing Hall, set in five acres of beautiful countryside, is now holiday accommodation.

Diss Centre - Photo © Ron Strutt
Diss Centre -
Photo: Ron Strutt CCL