Hawk and Buckle Inn cockpit

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Location St Fagans National History Museum, Cardiff
Coordinates 51°29′14″N 3°16′34″W / 51.4871°N 3.2761°W / 51.4871; -3.2761Coordinates: 51°29′14″N 3°16′34″W / 51.4871°N 3.2761°W / 51.4871; -3.2761
Built Late 17th century
Rebuilt 1965
Listed Building – Grade II
Official name: Denbigh Cockpit
Designated 10 June 1977
Reference no. 13856[1]

The cockpit that formerly stood in the yard of the Hawk and Buckle Inn at Vale Street, Denbigh and is now located at the St Fagans National History Museum in Cardiff is thought to date from the late seventeenth century.[2] It is a Grade II listed building.

Cockfighting became illegal in Britain in 1849, and the cockpit was used for other purposes over the years, such as a garage. In 1911 it was visited by members of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions in Wales and Monmouthshire, and was found to be "preserved with much care".[3] It was in a poor state of repair by 1965, when a decision was made to move it to St Fagans.[4] The cockpit was opened to the public at St Fagans in 1970.


  1. ^ "Denbigh Cockpit, St Fagans". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  2. ^ People's Collection Wales: Hawk and Buckle cockpit, Denbigh. Accessed 6 November 2013
  3. ^ An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments in Wales and Monmouthshire, 1911. Accessed 6 November 2013
  4. ^ Cockpit - National Museum Wales. Accessed 6 November 2013