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Hundon Cockhistorical closure era: mid 20th century
closed 1935 circa, or post-1958
The Cock was reputedly demolished to make way for the nearby airfield (RAF Stradishall) which was built from 1935 onwards and was one of the first pre-war airfields to have concrete runways. However, the pub is still shown on OS maps at least as late as 1958, so this may not be correct (or perhaps it was left on the maps to conceal the existence of the airfield?)
The pub can be seen here on an old OS map from about the end of the 19th century larger map
As can be seen here, it was still visible on the 1958 map.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(***Original source of documentation transcribed by Graham Nunn)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.