This village still has some fine rustic cottages. Moat Farm once had a fine set of fish ponds with an outlook platform to guard them from the unwanted attention of local herons.

An early Medieval cemetery has been uncovered at White House Farm. A post mill dating from 1797 stood in The Street until it was hit by lightning in 1923 and demolished.

Kerrison Reformatory was once a school for wayward children and was located in the parish from its formation in 1856 to 1973, when it became a Community Home.

The war memorial forms a triptych of tablets in the church's lych gate (two for the Great War, one for WW2).

Thorndon was recorded in Domesday as "Tornduna", "Torneduna!" or "Torentuna".


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In the 1844 White's Directory two beer houses are listed, one in name of Geo. & Thos. Nunn and the other under Jemima Wright.

The 1851 Census also lists Robt Churchyard (Carpenter & Beerhouse, pub not named, Head/Married/59/born Hoxne)

The 1855 White's Directory lists two beer houses run by Robert Churchyard (carpenter) and James Peck (carrier).

In 1861 census Robert Churchyard/61y/Hoxne is listed as a Carpenter & beer retailer (6 doors from the Glebe House)

In 1865 Leonard Fisk (grocer) is listed as a beer retailer.

In 1900 William Moore is listed running an ale & provision stores (& draper).…


Some historical information from English Heritage's National Monuments Record.