Welcome to the Village of Hoxne
and the new hoxne.net website
Hoxne is a beautiful old Suffolk village with a unique and truly ancient history.
The first Hoxnians settled here over 320,000 years ago alongside a lake and a major geological period, the Hoxnian Interglacial (375,000 to 425,000 years ago), was named after Hoxne. John Frere discovered the first human tools at the site which had become the Hoxne brick pit; the Hoxne Hoard is one of the biggest discoveries of Roman treasure in the UK much of which is on display at The British Museum. It is thought the martyrdom of King (later Saint) Edmund took place at Hoxne in 869 AD, and until the 9th century, the ancient Bishop's seat of East Anglia was at Hoxne before being moved to Norfolk.
There are many interesting local walks and places to see as well as much interesting architecture. The 13th century church of St Peter and St Paul which stands at the top of a hill overlooking the village and The Swan Inn, a magnificent 15th century pub, are both worthy of a visit. A short walk from the Inn, you will discover Goldbrook Bridge, beneath which King Edmund was captured by the Danes after being given away by his golden spurs. Across the road stands St Edmund's Village Hall originally a Reading Room built by The Kerrison Family of Oakley Park in 1879 for the parish.
To know more about Hoxne's unique history, visit the Hoxne Heritgage Group website http://hoxnehistory.org.uk
We hope you will enjoy our new web site. Please do keep us updated with forthcoming events, news and photographs for the gallery
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For Hoxne Parish Council
Contact Sarah Foote, The Clerk on 07554 733621
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