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Pakefield is part of Lowestoft parish.
Population (2011) of Lowestoft parish: 56 932.
Local licensing authority for Pakefield is Waveney district.
Archaeological evidence shows that early humans occupied Pakefield over 700 000 years ago, making it the second-oldest site of known human occupancy in the British Isles. Only Happisburgh is known to have been occupied earlier (by about 100 000 years).
Low rising cliffs and (mainly Victorian) houses and hotels dominate the pretty coastal frontage of this sizable settlement which is now an integral suburb of southern Lowestoft. It was recorded in Domesday as "Paggefella" or "Pagafella". A map of 1766 records Pakefield as "Peakfield"; John Speed's 1610 map shows it as "Pakefelde".