"FLEMPTON, a parish in the hundred of Thingoe, county Suffolk, 5 miles N.W. of Bury St. Edmund's, its post town, and 6 S.E. of Mildenhall. It is situated on the navigable river Lark, and near the Newmarket and Bury branch of the Great Eastern line of railway. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Norwich, value with that of Hengrave annexed, £398. The church is a small edifice, dedicated to St. Catharine. In it are several mementoes of former rectors, their families and others. The pulpit and font are curious specimens of antique workmanship. The charities produce about £10 per annum. There is a parochial school, having a small endowment. Sir T. R. Gage, Bart., is lord of the manor. A fair is held on Whit-Monday."
Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)