Record Details

NHER Number:5471
Type of record:Building
Name:St Peter's Church, Hockwold


A medieval parish church dating back to the early 14th century, with 19th century restoration. The church has a fine example of a hammerbeam and tie beam roof, with carved figures of angels or kings. The church contains two 18th century marble memorials, and there is an early 18th century headstone with a carved skull in the churchyard. The church is no longer is use as St James' in Wilton is now the parish church for the two villages.


  • St Peter's Church, Hockwold.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TL 7248 8801
Map Sheet:TL78NW

Full description

Much conglomerate, possible evidence of apse, but otherwise early 14th century with 15th century chancel, some windows and roof.
See (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NLA) 11 February 1990.

Appropriate section from (S2) in file.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHURCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GRAVESTONE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • DOOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DOOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PISCINA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PISCINA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WALL PAINTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Newspaper Article: The Daily Telegraph. 1965. Danger in Norfolk. 19 January.
---Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1306877.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 410.
---Leaflet: 1985. St Peter's Church, Hockwold.. Redundant Churches Fund.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1990. Building Report. Building Report.
<S2>Monograph: Batcock, N. 1991. The Ruined and Disused Churches of Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 51. Microfiche 5:G12. No 18; p 50.

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