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Latitude: 50.6435 / 50°38'36"N
Longitude: -4.2841 / 4°17'2"W
OS Eastings: 238603
OS Northings: 85137
OS Grid: SX386851
Mapcode National: GBR NP.8WYT
Mapcode Global: FRA 17XC.NTR
Entry Name: Cockpit About 8 Metres North of the Arundell Arms
Listing Date: 7 November 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1326295
English Heritage Legacy ID: 92380
Location: Lifton, West Devon, Devon, PL16
District: West Devon
Civil Parish: Lifton
Built-Up Area: Lifton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
SX 38 NE LIFTON FORE STREET, Lifton
2/136 Cockpit about 8m north of the
- Arundell Arms
Cockpit, now in use as rod and tackle room. Probably C18 with late C20 alterations.
Stone rubble with steeply-pitched pyramidal wooden shingle roof, formerly thatched.
Octagonal cockpit with gabled entrance with C20 door below chamfered 1-light segmental
pointed window. A second entrance, filling most of one side, has been converted into a
2-light fixed window above a plank panel. Weathervane at apex of roof.
Interior A raised earth octagonal platform in the centre is said to be the original
fighting pit. The roof timbers and thatch were replaced in the circa 1970s. An
indated photograph ofthe building when thatched shows double timber doors in place of
the present window.
Cock-fighting remained popular into the C19 and although legislation to abolish animal-
baiting was passed in 1835 there are records of illegal baits in the 1850s.
Listing NGR: SX3862585117
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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