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Hemingstone

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Population (2011) of Hemingstone: 244.


Local licensing authority for Hemingstone is Mid Suffolk.

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About Hemingstone

Roland the Farter (known in contemporary records as Roland le Fartere, Roulandus le Fartere or Roland le Petour) was a medieval flatulist who lived in twelfth-century England. He was given Hemingstone manor and 12 hectares of land in return for his services as a jester for King Henry II. Each year he was obliged to perform "Unum saltum et siffletum et unum bumbulum" (one jump, one whistle, and one fart) for the King's court at Christmas.

Hemingstone was recorded in Domesday variously as "Hamingestuna", "Haminghelanda" and "Hamigestuna".

Stonewall farmhouse (see gallery) is understood to be the oldest building in the parish and dates from about 1450.