St Peter's Church, Hockwold, Norfolk
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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.
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.
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
Nearest railway station: Brandon (4.3 miles)
History & Further 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.
Useful local links:
- Visit Norfolk tourism website: www.visitnorfolk.co.uk
- Norfolk Broads Official Tourist Information: www.norfolkbroads.com
- Norfolk & Norwich Archaeological society: www.nnas.info
- Norfolk Family History Society: http://www.norfolkfhs.org.ukwww.norfolkfhs.org.uk
- St Peter's Church on The Angel Roofs of East Anglia website: www.angelroofs.com/See