Building record COK 058 - Outbuildings at Forge Cottage, Cockfield

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2 boarded sheds: southern shed c. 1870, remains largely intact; Northern shed c. 1890, originally open shelter.


Grid reference Centred TL 9158 5588 (11m by 13m)
Map sheet TL95NW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

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.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Alston, L.. 2009. Archaeological Record: Outbuildings at Forge Cottage, Cockfield, Suffolk.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Dec 20 2011 12:29PM

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