Site Event/Activity record ESF20886 - Outbuildings at Forge Cottage, Cockfield

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Location Outbuildings at Forge Cottage
Grid reference Centred TL 915 558 (13m by 15m)
Map sheet TL95NW



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



Forge Cottage is a grade II-listed thatched and rendered structure which is dated to the 17th or 18th century in the Schedule of Listed Buildings but may be earlier. It adjoins the western edge of a large and exceptionally well-preserved medieval green known as Great Green and therefore forms part of an important historic landscape. The property was identified as a house and blacksmith's shop by the Cockfield tithe survey of 1845, and the single-storied 19th century outbuildings of flint and brick attached to the cottage's northern gable probably represent the remains of the 'smithy' marked on later Ordnance Surveys. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous Not known, Future Not known Associated Identifiers: Sitecode COK 058 NMR No. 1536135 Project Type: Building Recording Methods and Techniques: Photographic Survey, Survey/Recording Of Fabric/Structure Reason for Investigation: Direction from Local Planning Authority - PPG16 Site status: Listed Building Current Land use: Other 2 - In use as a building Monument Type(s)/Period(s): SHED Post Medieval Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): NONE None PROJECT LOCATION Area 150.00 Square metres Grid Reference: TL915558 Point PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Local Authority Archaeologist and/or Planning Authority/advisory body Design originator: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service, Field Team Director/Manager: David Gill Supervisor: Leigh Alston DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: other Media: Images raster / digital photography, Text PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: other Media: Report BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Outbuildings at Forge Cottage, Cockfield, Suffolk COK 058 Historic Building Record Author(s)/Editor(s): Alston, L. Other Bibliographic Details: SCCAS Report Date: 2009 Issuer/Publisher: SCCAS Place of Issue or Publication: Bury St Edmunds Description: A4, white cover with colour photo (also available as PDF)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2009. Archaeological Record: Outbuildings at Forge Cottage, Cockfield, Suffolk.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Outbuildings at Forge Cottage, Cockfield (Building)

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Apr 8 2011 2:22PM

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