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Description: Cockpit at Yew Tree Mount
Date Listed: 24 August 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 133319
OS Grid Reference: SO8558211786
OS Grid Coordinates: 385582, 211786
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8045, -2.2105
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Cockpit at Yew Tree Mount
Underground cockpit. Dated 1830. Squared limestone, covered with earth and
planting; externally a large rustic vermiculated stone spans an opening letting
some light and air into a stone barrel-vault rectangular space about 5 x 4 m,
with a recess above to the 'window', and approached by long barrel vaulted pass-
age with flight of steps. Small, and uncharacteristic in shape, but locally
known as the cockpit, and not likely to have been an ice-house because of pro-
vision of light and ventilation: the entrance is said to have been originally
concealed within a garden store.
Listing NGR: SO8558211786
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Source: English Heritage
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