Fighting Cocks, Moseley

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Fighting Cocks
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Fighting Cocks
General information
TypePublic house
Architectural styleArts and Crafts
LocationMoseley, Birmingham, England
Coordinates52°26′48″N 1°53′16″W / 52.44667°N 1.88778°W / 52.44667; -1.88778Coordinates: 52°26′48″N 1°53′16″W / 52.44667°N 1.88778°W / 52.44667; -1.88778
Construction started1903
Completed1903 (1903)
ClientHolt Brewery Company
Design and construction
ArchitectNewton & Cheatle
Awards and prizesGrade II listed

The Fighting Cocks is a Grade II listed public house in Moseley, Birmingham, England.[1]


The public house by this name in Moseley was first recorded in 1759, when on Boxing Day, a cock-fighting event took place between gentlemen from Warwickshire and Worcestershire.[2]

The earlier public house was demolished when King Edward Road was formed off Alcester Road. This building was erected in 1903 to the designs of the architects Thomas Walter Francis Newton and Alfred Edward Cheatle.[3] It was built in the Arts and Crafts style.


  1. ^ Historic England. "The Fighting Cocks public house  (Grade II) (1220812)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  2. ^ Hewston, Norman (2009). A History of Moseley Village. Amberley Publishing Limited. ISBN 9781445626352.
  3. ^ Ballard, Phillada (2009). Birmingham’s Victorian and Edwardian Architects. Victorian Society. p. 484. ISBN 9780955657627.