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Cockpit About 8 Metres North of the Arundell Arms

A Grade II Listed Building in Lifton, Devon

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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

Plus Code: 9C2QJPV8+C9

Entry Name: Cockpit About 8 Metres North of the Arundell Arms

Listing Date: 7 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1326295

English Heritage Legacy ID: 92380

Location: Lifton, West Devon, Devon, PL16

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Lifton

Built-Up Area: Lifton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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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

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