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Photo of Cock

grid reference TM 047 758

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listed building grade II


CAMRA Mid-Anglia branch.


last updated 18/09/2017

Botesdale Cock

historical era: mid 20th century

closed August 1st, 1960

last owner Bullard's

Back Hills

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Cock fighting (usually in a pit) was probably a regular feature near here (it was typically organised on Shrove Tuesday and other holidays), and hence the name was widespread until the practice was banned in 1795.

The building dates from the late 16th century, though it has been subsequently much altered and extended.

The pub is shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map

old OS map


(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

Closure date from Hartismere licensing records.

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.