Monument record COM 032 - Cockrills Farm, Battisford Tye

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Summary

Remnants of possible rectangular moat mapped by OS in 1880s on NW edge of Battisford Tye (BAT 006).

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 0173 5381 (104m by 99m)
Map sheet TM05SW
Civil Parish COMBS, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Remnants of possible rectangular moat mapped by OS in 1880s on NW edge of Battisford Tye (BAT 006).
Further ponds to N may be related to moat or to farm adjoining on E side (Cockrills Farm in 1880s, now Cockrills Farm to N & the Homestead to S).
In 1880s shown as standing water in wide moats on S & NW sides, linked by narrow arm with central entrance on W side. Nothing shown on NE & E sides. Also 2 irregular ponds to N/NE of moat.
In 1900s shown as similar.
Existing map shows S arm shortened, NW arm mainly gone. Only part of irregular pond surviving, and irregular ponds to N/NE also gone.
Hodskinsons map of 1783 may suggest that the larger of the irregular ponds to the N/NE is the original edge of Battisford Tye. A series of properties are shown along the W edge, perhaps including former buildings once within the moat (which is not shown).
Tithe and any other early maps need checking.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Map: OS. OS Map. 1880s. 1900s.
  • <S2> Map: J Hodskinson. 1783. The County of Suffolk Surveyed.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jun 26 2017 3:53PM

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