"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)