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.→