Monument record YOX 001 - Cockfield Hall

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Square (?) unoccupied moat (possibly fishponds), 2 arms remaining, in grounds of Cockfield Hall. See description for alternative location of Medieval moat.


Grid reference Centred TM 394 691 (112m by 163m)
Map sheet TM36NE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Square (?, original form unknown) unoccupied moat, 2 arms remaining,W of Cockfield Hall (YOX 006). Earlier mapping only shows the existing two arms from 1836 onwards suggesting these may be fishponds or ornamental landscape features in the garden of the hall - detailed maps of 1792 & 1793 do not show these ponds! There does appear to have been stew ponds to the West of the house which may have been in the area of the existing ponds.
Medieval documents refer to the mansion as within a square moat and other buildings outside the moat (see S1 for details).
Note: a very large rectangular structure (tennis court?) appears to have been built within the 'moated' area since 1984 (nothing shown on the 1984 OS map here).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <R1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM36NE4.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. Desk Based Assessment. Rolfe J and Breen A (SCCAS), Cockfield Hall, Yoxford, SCCAS Rep 2008/198, Aug 2008.
  • <S2> Photograph: Norfolk Landscape Archaeology. Norfolk Landscape Archaeology Air Photography. TM395691, JF2 6-7, 29th July 1992.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Mar 3 2015 12:43PM

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