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Cock Pit at Peniarth Uchaf

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanegryn, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6468 / 52°38'48"N

Longitude: -4.021 / 4°1'15"W

OS Eastings: 263368

OS Northings: 307366

OS Grid: SH633073

Mapcode National: GBR 8V.68MF

Mapcode Global: WH570.6QJS

Entry Name: Cock Pit at Peniarth Uchaf

Listing Date: 26 July 2000

Last Amended: 26 July 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23782

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: The cock pit is set on a natural rocky outcrop, opposite the front elevation of Peniarth-uchaf.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanegryn

Community: Llanegryn

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

Built probably in the C18 or early C19 before cock-fighting was banned in Britain in 1849.

Exterior

The cockpit is circular on plan and c3m in diameter, constructed of local stone rubble forming walls c1.2m high capped by inward sloping copings forming a drip internally. Cut into the copings are rectangular emplacements for timber posts, presumably to support a covering roof, now lost. A gap in the wall at the NE side provides an entrance, with a step down into the ring.

Reasons for Listing

Included, notwithstanding its present poor condition, as an example of a rare class of building of special interest for its relationship to the house.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Game Larder at Peniarth Uchaf
    The game larder stands to the N of the house, near the farm road to Ty'n-y-cornel.
  • II Peniarth Uchaf
    The house lies in a secluded valley off the NW side of the Dyffryn Dysynni, and is reached by a private road off the minor road from Llanegryn to Abergynolwyn, immediately before Pont-y-garth, on the
  • II Coach-house and Stables at Peniarth Uchaf
    The coach-house and stables are within the park, lying on a cut platform to the N of the house by the farm road to Ty'n-y-cornel. They are carefully concealed from view from the house by a large land
  • II Carthouse range at Ty'n y Cornel
    The carthouse range of farm buildings forms the SE side of the farmyard, which is entered at the S corner, and has a gated opening in a stone wall at the N corner leading to the house and hillside abo
  • II Barn and attached farm building at Ty'n y Cornel
    The farmyard at Ty'n-y-cornel lies below and to the S of the farmhouse. The barn and its ancillary building provide the SW side of the enclosed farmyard.
  • II North-East range of the farmyard attached to Ty'n y Cornel
    Ty'n y Cornel stands within the grounds of Peniarth-uchaf estate, slightly to the N of the house. The farmyard lies below the farmhouse.
  • II Farmyard buildings on the NW side of the farmyard at Ty'n y Cornel
    The farmyard buildings comprise the NW side of the enclosed farmyard at Ty'n y Cornel.
  • II Ty'n y Cornel
    The farmstead is located to the NE of the Peniarth-uchaf estate, reached by a roadway off the N side of the road from Llanegryn to Abergynolwyn, immediately before Pont-y-garth.

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