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Church of Ss Peter and Paul

A Grade I Listed Building in Hoxne, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3522 / 52°21'7"N

Longitude: 1.2016 / 1°12'5"E

OS Eastings: 618139

OS Northings: 277507

OS Grid: TM181775

Mapcode National: GBR VKL.JM9

Mapcode Global: VHL9G.S43M

Entry Name: Church of Ss Peter and Paul

Listing Date: 29 July 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1032509

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281023

Location: Hoxne, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP21

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Hoxne

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Hoxne St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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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

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