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Church of Ss Peter and Paul, Hoxne

Description: Church of Ss Peter and Paul

Grade: I
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 281023

OS Grid Reference: TM1813977507
OS Grid Coordinates: 618139, 277507
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3522, 1.2016

Location: B1118, Hoxne, Suffolk IP21 5AX

Locality: Hoxne
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP21 5AX

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There is also a scheduled monument, Moated Site at the Vicarage of St Peter and St Paul's Church, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

TM 17 NE
7/82 Church of SS. Peter and
29.7.55 Paul
Parish church. Medieval; chancel rebuilt 1853. Restored 1879-80. Nave,
chancel, north aisle, west tower, south porch, north vestry. Flint rubble,
the tower faced in knapped flint; stone dressings. Nave roof clad in copper,
chancel roof slated. Fine C15 square tower, in 4 stages, with diagonal
buttresses and crenellated parapet; polygonal stair turret projects on south
side and rises above parapet. Around the plinth a frieze of cusped panels
containing shields. West doorway is enriched with fleurons, crowns, mitres
and shields; a hoodmould encloses rose-carved spandrels. Part of the door is
original. Above is a 3-light window flanked by canopied image niches. 3-
light belfry openings (renewed). Nave is substantially C15: to the south are
4 tall 2-light windows, considerably restored; moulded south doorway with
hoodmould supported by 2 large crowned heads. C15 porch with original roof.
To the north a range of 5 2-light clerestorey windows. C15 nave aisle has 3
restored 3-light windows and a doorway enriched with shields and fleurons.
North aisle extended by 2 bays to east c.1475 to form a Lady Chapel, the
windows now renewed. Chancel is in Perpendicular style, with a 4-light east
window and 2-light windows to the south. Interior. Low 6-bay aisle arcade,
perhaps of late C13 date. The Lady Chapel has a single arch to the chancel
and to the nave aisle. Nave roof has an incomplete C15 cornice with embattled
ornament and fleurons; the remainder of the roof seems to be a C17
reconstruction. Nave aisle has original roof, the main components moulded; 2
lower needled tie beams are C17 insertions, one bearing the date 1621. On the
north nave wall are 4 C15 paintings showing St. Christopher, the Seven Deadly
Sins, the Acts of Mercy and the Last Judgement. Mid C15 carved octagonal
font; the tall cover is dated 1879. At east end of nave aisle are 4 benches
with C15 poppyhead ends and carved arm-rests. The remainder of the nave and
chancel seating is mid-late C19. Against east wall of Lady Chapel is a large
marble monument to Thomas Maynard (1742) by Charles Stanley. This shows a
life-size figure standing against an urn set on a pedestal; the pedestal has a
well-carved relief of women and children. The whole is set against a black
marble obelisk. 2 ledger slabs at east end of nave have C17 brass

Listing NGR: TM1813977507

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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