"HEMLEY, a parish in the hundred of Colneis, county Suffolk, 6 miles S. of Woodbridge, its post town, and 9 from Ipswich. The village, which is small, is situated near the mouth of the river Deben, which is here navigable. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Norwich, value £200, in the patronage of the lord chancellor. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is an ancient edifice with an embattled tower. In the interior is a memorial window inserted by the present incumbent. The register dates from 1698."
Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)