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Population  244 (2011 Census)
Region  East
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Local time  Thursday 2:11 PM
District  Mid Suffolk
OS grid reference  TM150530
Country  England
Post town  Ipswich
Shire county  Suffolk
Weather  14°C, Wind W at 31 km/h, 46% Humidity

Hemingstone is a village and parish in Suffolk, England 6.5 miles (11 km) north of Ipswich.


Map of Hemingstone, Ipswich, UK

Hemingstone lies in the hundred of Bosmere. It is a small parish devoted largely to fruit farming with no significant amenities other than the village hall known as "Hemingstone Hut". The residents shop at the adjacent village of Coddenham if they do not choose to go further afield. The largest employer in the village is Stonham Hedgerow, a family business manufacturing jams and preserves.


According to the 13th century Liber Feodorum (Book of Fees), the fee tail granted to Roland the Farter for the manor was conditioned on the performance of "unum saltum et siffletum et unum bumbulum" (one jump, one whistle, and one fart) at the king's court every Christmas.

In 1597 the entire parish was cited before a church court for laxity. This may have been the influence of the incumbent manorial lord, Ralph Cantrell, a recusant Catholic.

Hemingstone Hall is a brick-built Jacobean country house built in 1620.

The Suffolk folk singer Percy Webb was born in Hemingstone in 1897.

Parish church

The parish church is dedicated to St. Gregory. It lies away from the village, just south of Coddenham on the B1078 road between Needham Market and Wickham Market.


Hemingstone Wikipedia