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Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Cockfield Hall

In the civil parish of Yoxford.
In the historic county of Suffolk.
Modern Authority of Suffolk.
1974 county of Suffolk.
Medieval County of Suffolk.

OS Map Grid Reference: TM394691
Latitude 52.26850° Longitude 1.50918°

Yoxford has been described as a probable Fortified Manor House.

There are earthwork remains.


Emery writes "At Yoxford, the inhabitants recalled for an estate register that 'in very ancient days, the manor was walled about with walls and a moat, which said site was formly built upon, and was then called the inner court of the manor', but by 1471 this fortified house had been reduced to no more than 'jambs and posts'."

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 Rolfe and Breen 2008 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). (Suffolk HER)

Presumably, since no other likely site, this is the moat just west of Cockfield Hall recorded in the Suffolk HER.
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