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"SPEXHALL, a parish in the hundred of Blything, county Suffolk, 2 miles N. of Halesworth, its post town. The village is small and wholly agricultural. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Norwich, value £277, in the patronage of the lord chancellor. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, is an ancient structure with a ruined tower. The parochial charities produce about £15 per annum, realised from poors' land."

Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)


  • St Peter, Hall Lane-Wash Lane-Church Lane, Church of England


  • St Peter, Hall Lane-Wash Lane-Church Lane, Church of England

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Church History

Descriptions and photographs of churches in the parish may be found in Simon Knott's Suffolk Churches.

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Historical Geography

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