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Hemingstone - Church of St Gregory.jpg
Church of St Gregory
Hemingstone is located in Suffolk
Hemingstone shown within Suffolk
Population 244 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid reference TM150530
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Ipswich
Postcode district IP6
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
52°08′27″N 1°08′29″E / 52.140837°N 1.141334°E / 52.140837; 1.141334Coordinates: 52°08′27″N 1°08′29″E / 52.140837°N 1.141334°E / 52.140837; 1.141334

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

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[edit]

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.


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 
  • National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland, (London: Virtue, 1868)
  • Mortlock, Derek P. The Popular Guide to Suffolk Churches 1 - West Suffolk (Acorn, 1988) ISBN 0-906554-10-1

External links[edit]

Media related to Hemingstone at Wikimedia Commons