Hoxne manor

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Hoxne manor in Suffolk, England was mentioned in the 1086 Domesday Survey as a seat of the East Anglian bishops,[1] from around that date being the bishops of Norwich, a transition from the bishops of Thetford. The Domesday name of Hoxne hundred, annexed to the manor, was "Bishop's Hundred".[2][3] At this point Herbert Losinga took Hoxne as a key location from which to compete with the Abbot of St Edmunds; he rededicated the church at Hoxne to honour Edmund the Martyr, and kept control of the Hoxne manor house, though himself locating elsewhere.[4]

Bishops Thomas Brunce and Walter Lyhert died there during the 15th century.[1][5] It was a residential episcopal manor, and probably the site of a bishop's palace.[6][7][8]

The manor house still belonged to the Bishop of Norwich, under the name Hoxun Court, during the reign of Henry VIII of England; it passed to the king in 1535.[9][10][11] The manor house site was then occupied by Hoxne Hall; it was seat of the Maynard family, before passing to the Kerrisons, being the seat of the Kerrison Baronets.[12][13] Under the later name Oakley Park[14][15] it lasted until the twentieth century, but was demolished in the period 1920–1930.


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  4. ^ [1] Archived 26 February 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Harvey, Margaret. "Brouns, Thomas". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/3652.  (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  6. ^ Historic England. "Monument No. 388947". PastScape. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Hoxne manor of the bishop of Norfolk (The Gatehouse Record)". Gatehouse-gazetteer.info. 9 March 2013. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "CastleFacts". Castlefacts.info. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  9. ^ Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 12 Part 1: January–May 1537, no. 1284
  10. ^ A Woman of the Tudor Age, Cecilie Goff, p.85
  11. ^ "''The Manors of Suffolk'', pp. 50–51". Archive.org. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  12. ^ "Hoveringham — Hoxton | A Topographical Dictionary of England (pp. 566-569)". British-history.ac.uk. 22 June 2003. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  13. ^ http://www.leighrayment.com/baronetage/baronetsK.htm
  14. ^ "''The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland'' (1868)". Genuki.org.uk. 16 July 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  15. ^ [2][dead link]

Coordinates: 52°20′57″N 1°11′38″E / 52.3491367°N 1.1939478°E / 52.3491367; 1.1939478