"HENLEY, a parish in the hundred of Bosmere, county Suffolk, 4 miles N. of Ipswich, its post town, and 3 E. of the Claydon railway station. The village, which is small and irregular, is situated on a branch of the river Deben. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of 118. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Norwich, value 95. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, is an ancient structure with a square tower containing five bells. The register dates from 1559. The charities consist of 200, the bequest of Thomas Vere, Esq., in 1766, which was invested in 215 17s. 9d. Three per Cent. Reduced Annuities, 3 of which to be divided among the poor of the parish, 10s. to be given to the clerk, and the remainder to the vicar for a sermon on St. Thomas's Day. Here is an endowed National school, also a place of worship for the Baptists. The Rev. J. M. Theobald is lord of the manor."

Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003



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