"BENHALL, a parish in the hundred of Plomesgate, in the county of Suffolk, 1 mile from Saxmundham, its post town. The manor of Benhall was once held by the Ufford family and the De la Poles, and at a later period by the Dukes. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Norwich, value £173, in the patronage of the Rev. E. Hollond. The church is dedicated to St. Mary, and contains a monumental brass of E. Duke, who died in 1548. Sir Edward. Duke was created baronet in 1661. Here is a free school founded and endowed by another Sir Edward in 1731, which has an income of £28 a year. The principal residences are Benhall House, and Benhall Lodge."
Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Descriptions and photographs of churches in the parish may be found in Simon Knott's Suffolk Churches.
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