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Cock Pit and Garden Feature at Moor Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5831 / 52°34'59"N

Longitude: -1.8104 / 1°48'37"W

OS Eastings: 412944

OS Northings: 298387

OS Grid: SP129983

Mapcode National: GBR 3M2.SW

Mapcode Global: WHCH8.5B5J

Entry Name: Cock Pit and Garden Feature at Moor Hall

Listing Date: 4 March 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1067125

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473090

Location: Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, B75

County: Birmingham

Civil Parish: Sutton Coldfield

Built-Up Area: Sutton Coldfield

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Hill

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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Listing Text

SP 19 NW SUTTON COLDFIELD MOOR HALL ROAD

2/10019 Cock Pit and Garden Feature
at Moor Hall

II

Part of a former cock pit or bear pit, said to be of c.1750, altered to a sunken garden, presumably in the late C19. Of the cock pit there remain two stretches of red, random rubble sandstone walls forming a circle c.20 metres across, and varying in height from c.4 metres to c.1 metre with the slope of the ground, and having a segmental-arched alcove and a pair of buttresses on their north side, flanking the later steps. The circle can be entered from raised ground to the north, down a double flight of steps, or from the south through a Classical arch. The steps run up either side of a circular pool, with inner flanking walls which meet above the pool, forming a segmental arch over it; the underside of the arch and the wall at the back of the pool are encrusted with porous stone, perhaps tufa; above the steps is a short covered way, of timber framing resting on flanking walls and roofed with tiles, rather like a lychgate. The arch to the south may have been introduced from elsewhere; it is treated as a triumphal arch on both sides, having impost, simple archivolt and keystone, flanked by pairs of rusticated Doric pilasters, between each of which is a round-arched niche with a square window over having transoms in the form of an 'X' cornice and parapet; the inside of the arch is encrusted with porous stone.

Listing NGR: SP1294498387

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