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Hockwold, Saint Peter's Church.

Hockwold, Saint Peter's Church.



Hockwold, Saint Peter's Church, or Hockwold (Cum Wilton) Near Brandon, a square south-west towered church, 3 bells, nave with south aisle and south porch. The style is a mixture of Decorated and Perpendicular. There are some monuments in the chancel and a fine sedilia. Most of the integral fittings are modern. South west 14th century tower, south porch, nave, south aisle and chancel. The tower has a good base course, rectangular buttresses to third stage and thence diagonal buttresses. The tower arch has curious fluted plinths. Plain 14th century octagonal font, and 14th century arcade with four large three-light clerestory windows on south side only. On the north side of the nave there are 15th century tall windows with large casement moulds outside. The 15th century roof is typical of this area, with arch-braced tie beams having mutilated angels on them, with storey posts above, the centre ones arch-braced, alternating with hammer-beam and arch-braced principals with collars and no cornice. Plain arch-braced chancel roof which has been strengthened with modern collars. 14th century piscina in aisle with ogee arches under battlemented label. Hockwold, Saint Peter's Church, south west tower, south porch, nave, south aisle and chancel. 14th century tower at west end of south aisle. It has but good base course, rectangular buttresses to third stage and thence diagonal buttresses. The tower arch has curious fluted plinths. 14th century plain octagonal font and 14th century arcade with four large three-light clerestory windows on south side only. On north side of nave there are tall 15th century windows with large casement moulds outside. The 15th century roof is typical of this area, with arch-braced tie-beams having mutilated angels on them, with storey posts above, the cenre ones arch-braced, alternating with hammer-beams and arch-braced principals with collars and no cornice. Plain arch-braced chancel roof which has been strenghtened with modern collars. 14th century piscina in aisle with ogee arch and foliated cusps. The graduated sedilia in chancel has divided seats with ogee arches under battlemented label. Monument to Maria and John Hungerford by sculptor R. Singleton (Bury) and another to Cyrill Wyche 1780 by sculptor J. Ivory and De Carle. The hand of individuals is often discernible, even if we cannot attribute names to them, A good example is provided by masons marks at New Buckenham and Weasenham Saint Peter. Recently Richard Fawcett made a major contribution to techniques of architectural history by showing that the same decorative features could be seen in more than one church, and therefore reveal the work of "Schools" of masons, or even of individuals. Thus, he had demonstrated at Hockwold, Larling and Croxton. They all have the same simple tracery of the early 14th century.

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Hockwold, Saint Peter's Church.
Hockwold, Saint Peter's Church.
Hockwold, Saint Peter's Church.