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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.

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