Hoo, Suffolk

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Hoo
The church of St Andrew and St Eustachius in Hoo
The church of St Andrew and St Eustachius in Hoo
The location of Hoo within Suffolk
The location of Hoo within Suffolk
Hoo
Hoo shown within Suffolk
Population 160 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference TM256589
Civil parish
  • Hoo
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WOODBRIDGE
Postcode district IP13
Dialling code 01473
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Suffolk
52°10′55″N 1°17′56″E / 52.182°N 1.299°E / 52.182; 1.299Coordinates: 52°10′55″N 1°17′56″E / 52.182°N 1.299°E / 52.182; 1.299

Hoo is a village and civil parish in the Suffolk Coastal district of the English county of Suffolk. It is located 3 miles (4.8 km) north-west of the town of Wickham Market and 3 miles (4.8 km) south-west of Framlingham. The parish lies to the south of the River Deben - neighbouring villages include Kettleburgh, Charsfield and Letheringham. The parish council is combined with Cretingham and Monewden,[2] with Hoo itself having one of the smallest populations in Suffolk[3] with 86 residents recorded at the 2001 census, increasing to 160 at the 2011 Census.

The parish church, located to the north of the village centre and adjacent to Hoo Hall, is a Grade II* Listed building. It is dedicated to St Andrew and St Eustachius and dates from the 13th century with a 15th-century tower.[4] The ecclesiastical parish is joined with Charsfield and services are still held regularly in the church which was threatened with redundancy in the 1970s.[3] The church was used as a location in the 1974 film Akenfield.[3]

Hoo Hall is a 16th-century building with Grade II listed status.[5] The parish has a number of other 16th century buildings and two medieval moated sites to the south of the village centre, both scheduled monuments.[6][7] Godwin's Place is a Grade II listed 16th century house, built on the site of larger house built in the 15th century by John Godyn or Godwyn.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 14 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Cretingham, Monewden & Hoo Parish Council, Suffolk County Council. Retrieved 2014-03-08.
  3. ^ a b c St Andrew and St Eustachius, Hoo, Suffolk churches website. Retrieved 2014-03-08.
  4. ^ Church of St Andrew and St Eustachius, Hoo, British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 2014-03-08.
  5. ^ Hoo Hall, Hoo, British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 2014-03-08.
  6. ^ Moated site at Hoo Green, 290m north west of Godwin's Place, List entry, English Heritage. Retrieved 2014-03-08.
  7. ^ a b Godwin's Place moated site and ponds, List entry, English Heritage. Retrieved 2014-03-08.
  8. ^ Godwins Place, Hoo, British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 2014-03-08.