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The Suffolk Latch Company is based in the picturesque town of Clare on the Suffolk/Essex Border. We specialise in the supply of traditional hand forged black ironmongery. The suffolk latch company began life as a small joinery firm buying in black Penny End T Hinges and Suffolk Latches for our own use. In 2007 we launched our website and are continually adding to our range of Traditional Door Ironmongery.

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