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"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)



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Church History

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