norfolk latch meaning

  "norfolk latch" in a sentence

A type of thumb latch for a door that has a long metal plate behind the latch to protect the door finish; compare with Suffolk latch.

  • norfolk:    Noun: Norfolk  ...
  • latch:    Verb: latch & ...
  • latch on:    Verb: latch onTake ...


  1. Both the Suffolk latch and Norfolk latch are thought to have been named by architectural draughtsman William Twopenny ( 1797-1873 ).
  2. They were common from the 17th century to around 1825, and their lack of a back plate made them different from the later, and neighbouring Norfolk latch ( introduced 1800 1820 ).

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