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Of the four inns that once traded at the Hockerill Crossroads the Cock is the oldest and the only one still in business. Constructed around 1547, it has been a tavern since 1620. Timber-framed with three gables and crooked windows, and almost 500 years old, the inn has obviously had to undergo some alteration and modernisation, but this is minimal. In an upstairs landing is said to be a priest’s hiding hole – a secretive place built into the fabric of many such buildings at the time of the Reformation. The highwayman Dick Turpin was known to have frequented the Inn

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4th Feb 2009

Subjects:
Citizenship, Geography, History

Key Stages:
Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

Keywords:
Museum,History, Bishop's Stortford, Cock, Inn, Hockerill, Dick Turpin, gable, 1547, priestâs hole, reformation.

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