St Peter's Church, Hockwold, Norfolk

Station Road, Thetford, Norfolk, IP26 4HZ
How to find us | Access information
Opening times:
Open 10am - 4pm daily. Please see the Friends of St Peter's Facebook page for details of further opening times and events (link in Community Information below).
  • Overview
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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 fifteenth 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.

Hockwold Guide

To donate by text, please text 'HOC' to 70970 to donate £5 and to 70191 to donate £10. Thank you.

  • Access information
    Park opposite the church on the road through the village.There is a hard grassy path to the south porch, and a step down into the church.
  • Facilities & Hire
    Due to the historic nature of our building there is no heating, running water or toilet facilities.The church is lit with natural lighting.
  • Directions
    Four miles north west of Brandon, and 13 miles south east of Downham Market on B1112.  The church is adjacent to Hockwold Hall and fronts Station Street in Hockwold village
  • Transport

    Nearest railway station: Brandon (4.3 miles)

  • History & Further Information

    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.

    Norfolk County Guide 2012

    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.

  • Community information

    Please see the Friends of St Peter's Facebook page for details of further opening times and events.

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