Monument record M5262 - Cock pit, Cockpit Hill, Ramsdale Park


COCKPIT (Medieval to Post Medieval)


Grid reference Centred SK 59622 48667 (89m by 57m)
Map sheet SK54NE
District Gedling
Civil Parish Arnold, Gedling


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Cock pytt. (1)
Cock pit. (2)
The remains of this feature are at above grid ref and comprise a circular earthen bank 17.0m in diameter, 1.5m wide and no more than 0.2m high. Excavated last year by Mr J Turner but no finds were apparently made. (3)
Excavation began in the summer of 1974 on Site 1 which seemed to correspond with the praetorium of Rooke's letter. The interior of the enclosure was sectioned but it contained only household refuse of the early and mid-20th century. The bank was not sectioned. (4)
The position of Site 1 in (4) appears to correspond exactly with the site of the cockpit, as does the site of the 'praetorium' on the sketch plan in (5). (6)
See M2051 for hillfort.

<1> Mastoris SN & Groves SM, 1997, Sherwood Forest in 1609 (Map). SNT906.

Other Refs: map 13

<2> OS, 1887, 6in 1887 (Map). SNT1059.

<3> Seaman BH, 1975, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1253.

<4> Thoroton Society, 1978, TTS, pp 14-20 (Published document). SNT391.

<5> Rooke H, 1792, Archaeologia, pp 378-9 (Published document). SNT1210.

<6> Newsome SE, 2000, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1452.

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Map: Mastoris SN & Groves SM. 1997. Sherwood Forest in 1609.
  • <2> Map: OS. 1887. 6in 1887.
  • <3> Personal comment: Seaman BH. 1975. Pers Comm.
  • <4> Published document: Thoroton Society. 1978. TTS. 82. pp 14-20.
  • <5> Published document: Rooke H. 1792. Archaeologia. 10. pp 378-9.
  • <6> Personal comment: Newsome SE. 2000. Pers Comm.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (0)

Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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