Hoxne is situated in the beautiful Suffolk countryside not far from the towns of Eye and Diss. As well as being a picture postcard village with a thriving community, Hoxne is an absolute treasure trove of history.
The village has a unique and truly ancient history. The first Hoxnians settled here over 320,000 years ago along side a lake and a major interglacial period, the Hoxnian Interglacial (375,000 to 425,000 years ago), was named after Hoxne. John Frere discovered the first human tools at the site which had become the Hoxne brick pit; the Hoxne Hoard is the biggest discovery of Roman treasure in the UK; legend has it that Saint Edmund's martyrdom took place at Hoxne in 869; and in the 9th century, the ancient Bishop's seat of East Anglia was at Hoxne before it moved to Norfolk. To know more about Hoxne's unique history, click history on the menu.
There are many interesting local walks and places to see as well as a village post office and magnificent 15th century pub, The Swan Inn.
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LATEST UPDATES/ADDITIONS TO hoxne.net:
- The Hoxne Heritage Group new website now live - Click here for details
- What's Going On in Hoxne - Click here for details.
- Parish Council - Latest minutes are now available (plus minutes archive)
- The Village Voice - For the latest edition of the Village Voice, courtesy of Brian Chester, just click here.