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The pub is shown on the 1905 OS map but seems to have disappeared by the 1969 sheet. The 1909 Rate Book has "late" added, so the pub must have closed during that book's currency, between 1916 (last directory entry found) and the late 1930s.
The date 1701 can be seen on the wall.
Shown here on an OS map of 1885. We think we've got the right building, but if you can confirm or refute this, please let us know.
listed building grade II
last updated 02/11/2013
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(1891 census information from Dudley Diaper)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
Cock fighting (usually in a pit) was probably a regular feature near here (typically organised on Shrove Tuesday and other holidays), and hence the name was widespread until it was banned in 1795.