Haughley Cockhistorical era: mid 20th century
closed between 1916 and the late 1930s
grid reference TM 028 620Something we've got wrong about this establishment? Something more you think we should know about it? Please email us
listed building grade II
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last updated 01/01/2017
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 (the last directory entry we've found so far) and the late 1930s.
The date 1701 can be seen on the wall.
The Cock is 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.
(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.