Monument record YOX 006 - Cockfield Hall

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Cockfield Hall and Park and associated structures.


Grid reference Centred TM 3960 6912 (795m by 774m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM36NE


Type and Period (11)

Full Description

Cockfield Hall: red brick house, said to date from 1613, windows sashed circa 1770, porch added, Victorian upper storey with fancy gables and `Tudor' decorative motifs (S1). N wing of house said to be C16 (S2). N wing probably built by Sir Arthur Hopton temp. Henry VIII, central block rebuilt circa 1613 by Sir Robert Brooke - this Jacobean part rebuilt in 1650s, 1840s and 1896. Back part rebuilt after bomb damage 1941 (S3). Listed Building.
Grounds include former moated (Hall?) site YOX 001, Early Tudor gatehouse at TM 3961 6915, brick, two storeys, with terracotta head inside the gateway (S1)(S3). Various other Listed Buildings and structures include dovecote at TM 3963 6917 in the middle of the stable yard. Polygonal red brick structure with pinnacles on the corners and small lantern on the top. Revolving ladder and platform inside. Probably early C19 `Tudor' (S1). Ice-house (not Listed) at TM 3975 6930 approximately (shown on 1880s & 1900s OS maps). Park defined after tithe map of 1839 and (S4) when it was about 20ha in extent. Park suffered extensively in the 2ndWW. Details of ownership and park and gardens in (S5).
Desk Based Assessment (S7) records various features (see YOX 001 & 018) including 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 S7 for details).
Earthwork visible on Lidar. See associated files.

Sources/Archives (9)

  • --- Unpublished document: Rolfe, J.. 2008. Archaeological Desk Based Assessment: Cockfield Hall, Yoxford.
  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Pevsner N & Radcliffe E. 1974. The Buildings of England: Suffolk. 511.
  • <M1> (No record type): APs: (S5).
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. PSIA, 36, pt 2, 1986, 159.
  • <S3> (No record type): Scarfe N, Suffolk: A Shell Guide, 1976, 186.
  • <S4> (No record type): OS, 1st ed 1" map, 1837.
  • <S5> Photograph: Essex County Council. Air Photograph. Essex C C, APs, CP/97/39/11 & 12, July 1997.
  • <S6> (No record type): Taigel A & Williamson Dr T, Survey of Historic Parks and Gardens in Suffolk, Dec 1992.
  • <S7> 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.

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Sep 21 2020 12:39PM

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