St Peter's Church, Hockwold, Norfolk

Address: Station Road, Hockwold, Thetford, Norfolk, IP26 4HZ
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An unspoilt Medieval delight

Tall St Peter’s is a Medieval delight. It is built of flint with some old rendering still there, giving it an unspoilt look.

The splendid nave roof which is full of carved wooden angels dates from the 15th-century, and there are big Decorated and Perpendicular windows that bring light streaming into the church.

Beautiful monuments are mounted on the walls, including one dedicated to Cyrill Wyche, one of the first members of the Royal Society.

The peaceful churchyard is an oasis for wildlife.

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Road directions

4 miles north west of Brandon, and 13 miles south east of Downham Market on B1112

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Lakenham (1.1 miles)

OS Reference No.

TL 725 880

What’s on & news

News

16/07/14 Wendy Leaney impressed the judges with her skillfully sculpted creation made out of homemade lime and elderflower cordial

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Useful information

Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?

You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.

 

 

 

 

PDF iconNorfolk County Guide (PDF, 4.9mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Norfolk. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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Comments

  1. Richard Green (31 Mar 2013, 15:38)

    My parents were married and I was christened in this church in 1932 - since when I have visited it several times. Its quiet and peace are amazing and the building is cleaner and better maintained than many other churches.

  2. Alan Grove (10 Jun 2013, 22:18)

    The Angel roof is lower than normal and not on such a grand scale as other churches which enhances its appeal. Unfortunately the wild flower surround and particularly the Hollyhocks have either been the victim of the weather or an over zealous gardner.

    Nearby St Nicholas Feltwell is well worth a visit with its collapsed tower, ancient bible and war cemetry at the far end of the graveyard.

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Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

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Last year, we welcomed over two million visitors to our churches. If each person donated just £2, this would enable us to keep our churches open, safe and watertight for you and future generations to enjoy.

Close up of a mosaic at St Peter, Northampton

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St Peter's Church, Hockwold, Norfolk

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Disabled access

There is a hard grassy path to the south porch, and a step down into the church.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.