"YAXLEY, a parish in the hundred of Hartismere, county Suffolk, 1½ mile W. of Eye, 4 miles S. of Diss, and 1¼ mile E. of Mellis railway station. The village is situated on the Roman way to Caistor. The principal residence is Yaxley Hall. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Norwich, value £150, with 36 acres of glebe. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, contains a carved oak pulpit, stalls, painted window, several monuments, and a brass of A. Felgate, date 1596. The register commences in 1620. The charities produce about £45 per annum. Sir E. C. Kerrison, Bart., M.P., is lord of the manor, and with Lord Henniker, principal landowner."
Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)