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Historic Cockpit is to rent

Created on 10/11/2016 @ 10:40
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New tenants are needed for the only cockpit in Wales remaining in its original condition at Welshpool.

Situated in New Street in the town centre The Cockpit was purpose built in the early 18th century for cockfighting and at that time was part of the Castle Inn, which was built in 1727.

The red-brick, six-sided building is the only surviving cockpit in Wales still in its original position and was in use until 1849 when cockfighting became illegal.

Restored in 1978 the building has since been the home of the Montgomeryshire Womens Institute association, who recently relocated to new premises and is available for £1,500 per year.

The Cockpit is owned by Welshpool Town Council and Town Clerk Robert Robinson said: “The building has an office use but could be used for retail subject to consents. The building is octagonal in shape with a ground floor comprising office, toilet, kitchenette and electric heating.

“There are stairs to the upper gallery which is a walkway around the building.”

The property is being marketed by Harry Ray and Co who can be contacted on 01938 552555.

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