And the winner is...
Sutton Hoo is named as top county icon
Voting for Suffolk Icons closed on 1st February 2011 at 5pm. To find out who was voted Suffolk's favourite icon, please follow the link above or pick up a copy of the East Anglian Daily Times on 2nd February.
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|Fish and Chips on Aldeburgh Beach||135|
|Constable/Willy Lot's Cottage||131|
|Suffolk at harvest time||129|
|St Eds Cathedral||113|
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The burial ground of an Anglo-Saxon king and his amazing treasures - often called "the first page of English history" for shedding light on the 7th Century - is the Icon of Suffolk.
The National Trust site - and specifically the emblem of an early medieval helmet - topped a public poll to identify an image encapsulating what Suffolk is all about.
Home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time, it pipped Southwold-brewed Adnams beer and beach huts to claim the honours. The helmet symbol will now feature heavily in publicity material highlighting just what the county has to offer.
"We are absolutely overjoyed to be chosen by the people of Suffolk as the top icon, considering all the other icons that Suffolk has to offer," said Sutton Hoo visitor services manager Elizabeth Rohde.
"We see the Anglo-Saxon helmet every day and never tire of its power and majestic presence. Our team who live and work in Suffolk really feel that we are guardians of this important place, but that it belongs to everyone. We love that people feel part of it, taking the icon into their hearts."