suffolk latch meaning

  "suffolk latch" in a sentence

A type of thumb latch for doors; originally fabricated of iron wrought by hand in England. Attractive in appearance and available in many different designs; unlike the Norfolk latch, it has no plate behind the thumb latch to protect the door finish.

  • suffolk:    Noun: SuffolkCount ...
  • latch:    Verb: latch & ...
  • latch on:    Verb: latch onTake ...


  1. The Suffolk latch originated in the English county of Suffolk in the 16th century and stayed in common use until the 19th century.
  2. Both the Suffolk latch and Norfolk latch are thought to have been named by architectural draughtsman William Twopenny ( 1797-1873 ).
  3. The smaller privy between the house and barns is more like the former, clapboard-sided with a beaded plank door on an original hand-wrought Suffolk latch.

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