"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)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003



Church History

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