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Spexhall, Suffolk

Historical Description

Spexhall, a village and a parish in Suffolk, 2 miles NNW of Halesworth station on the East Suffolk branch of the G.E.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Halesworth. Acreage, 1838; population, 199. The manor belongs to Lady Bateman. The manor house is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £190 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is an ancient edifice of flint in the Norman and Early English styles of architecture, and consists of chancel, nave, and S porch, with wooden bell-turret. It formerly had a round tower, but this is now only an ivy-clad ruin.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountySuffolk 
Ecclesiastical parishSpexhall St. Peter 
Poor Law unionBlything 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Postal districtIP19
Post TownHalesworth