Monument record HXN 010 - Park Farm; Hoxne Old Park

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Moat. listed building


Grid reference Centred TM 202 752 (77m by 81m)
Map sheet TM27NW


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Moat. Fragments, small rectangular, isolated, unoccupied. Farm buildings nearby. The house is probably a fragment of a larger building, late C15 with a raised-aisle roof, extended to the north in the later C16 (S1). Seems to have been a lodge in the Old Park (S4), one of two parks in Hoxne belonging to the Bishops of Norwich (see HXN 022 for the New Park). In 1275 the Bishop and his monks were prosecuted for straying into Denham while `sporting' (S2). Beasts were taken from the Park at Hoxne to stock the King's park at Eye 1329-30, and in 1383-4 Thomas Eccleshale was granted custody of the park at Hoxne (S3). In 1420 John Talbot was granted the place of the park keeper at Hoxne, with the care of the mansion or lodge (S2).

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <S1> (No record type): Listed Building notes.
  • <M1> (No record type): AP:.
  • <S2> (No record type): Blomefield F, Topographical History of Norfolk, 1806 ed, vol III, 494 & 529.
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: Copinger W A. Manors of Suffolk. Copinger W, Suffolk Records, III.
  • <S4> Bibliographic reference: Liddiard, R. (ed). 2007. The Medieval Park: New Perspectives. Hoppitt R, 'Hunting Suffolk's Parks: twoards a reliable chronology of imparkment' p158.
  • <S5> Source Unchecked: RCHME?. Various. Field Investigators Comments. F1 CDA 17-SEP-76.
  • <S6> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

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Aug 5 2021 6:06PM

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