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Botesdale Cock

Botesdale Cock

closed 1st August 1960

last owner/operator: Bullard's

Back Hills

grid reference TM 047 758

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. interactive map

old OS map

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

(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.

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