Hoxne Heritage Group

Welcome to the website of the Hoxne Heritage Group, a group of people interested in discovering and preserving the history of Hoxne for future generations.
Our aims include:- Researching archive material - Collecting audio reminiscences - Informing the community.


Hoxne's new village sign was unveiled on St Edmund's Day, the 20th November 2019. It depicts many of the features of Hoxne's historic past. The Blue Waves indicate The Dove, The Waveney, The Chickering and The Goldbrook Rivers. The Crown indicates St. Edmund's Kingship and the Oak Tree and Arrows show the method of his death. The Gold signifies the discovery of the Hoxne Hoard with the Tigress representing the Silver Tigress, a handle originally from a large vase or amphora, from the Hoard. The coin, pictured bottom right, is a 'Half Penny' coin issued by Thomas Tallent and is a token celebrating the Hoxne and Hartismere Cavalry Unit of the Suffolk Yeomanry. It was also used as currency in the local shops, possibly as currency on the Kerrison Estates as well as a Volunteer Medal. The reverse shows a castle and the date 1795 and, within the crowned garter, is inscribed LIBERTY LOYALTY PROPERTY.

Finally, there are two reproduction Hand Axes in the plinth as found by John Frere in 1797.
Follow this link for more details of John Frere and his discoveries.→

For News & Events see our Blog →
The next part of our WW2 exhibition covering 1942 until the end of the war will be on Sunday September 6th 2020, see our blog, above, nearer the time for more details.

Click below for latest Reports and Research:-

Reports of our latest Projects→

Basque Refugees in Hoxne by Edward Packard.→

The obituaries of those killed in WW1 are now complete. Links will be found on our Military History Page.

St. Edmund and his Monument which has recently been listed,Grade 2. →

1897 Dame Mary Kerrison Trust Estate Sale.→

Meeting Agendas →
Useful Links →


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