Ipswich Cox Lane

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Town House

There are no visible remains

NameIpswich Cox Lane
Alternative Names
Historic CountrySuffolk
Modern AuthoritySuffolk
1974 AuthoritySuffolk
Civil ParishIpswich

A substantial ditch, with caltrops, surrounded a single property at Cox Lane. (Drage)

Gatehouse Comments

Defended urban town houses are recorded in historic documents but surviving remains are rarely reported and this is certainly an area of 'castle studies' on which little is written.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTM160444
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  • Drage, C., 1987, 'Urban castles' in Schofield, J. and Leech, R. (eds) Urban Archaeology in Britain (CBA Research Report 61) p. 125 online copy
  • Renn, D.F., 1973 (2 edn.), Norman Castles of Britain (London: John Baker) p. 210


  • West, S.E., 1963, 'Excavations at Cox Lane (1958) and at the Town Defences, Shire Hall Yard, Ipswich (1959). (with reports by G.C. Dunning, R.H.M. Dolley and D. Charman)' Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History Vol. 29.3 p. 233-303 online copy