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place:- cock pit, Scales (2)
locality:- Scales
parish Aldingham parish, once in Lancashire
county:- Cumbria
cock pit
coordinates:- SD27127262
10Km square:- SD27
References Listed Buildings 2010

1Km square SD2772

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
COCKPIT IN FIELD TO NORTH OF VILLAGE / / / ALDINGHAM / SOUTH LAKELAND / CUMBRIA / II / 75791 / SD2712172622
courtesy of English Heritage
One of 2 cockpits built in the mid C19 for the Huddleston family; part of a group of buildings erected as follies. Said to have been used for (illegal) cock fights. Drystone construction with stone vault. Circular in plan, of conical appearance c10 ft high. Low entrance faces north; small opening on south side, circular opening through apex of vault.
district:- South Lakeland
listed building
coordinates:- SD27127262
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

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