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Inventory Site Record

Cock Hill (City of London)

Brief Description

Cock Hill is an alley leading from New Street that forms the east side of the small courtyard of No. 21 New Street. The building was formerly a wool warehouse built for the Coopers' Company in the 1860s and later converted to offices in the 1980s. The entrance archway to the small courtyard has a distinctive free-standing ram over the gate. Within the courtyard is a fountain, planting and some tubs.

Practical Information
Site location:
21 New Street/Cock Hill
Postcode:
E2M 4TP
What 3 Words:
horn.each.guilty
Type of site:
Square
Borough:
City of London
Open to public?
No
Opening times:
private but visable
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Events:
Public transport:
Rail: Liverpool Street. Tube: Liverpool Street (Central, Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City)

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Full Site Description

The numerous alleyways still found in the City date from the C17th and earlier, providing routes through the area as the villas and estates gave way to trade properties such as warehouses, when the wealthy merchants moved out of the City to more rural settings. New Street itself was originally called Hand Alley, renamed in 1782 when it was realigned.

The first mention of a fraternity of Coopers is found in 1298 and the Worshipful Company of Coopers gained its Charter from Henry VII in 1501. The present Coopers' Company Hall is a mid C18th townhouse located nearby at 13, Devonshire Square (q.v.), although this was only acquired by the Company in 1957 when their original premises in Basinghall Street, where they had been based since 1522, were sold to the Corporation of London for the extension of the Guildhall (q.v.).

Sources consulted:

Simon Bradley & Nikolaus Pevsner, 'The Buildings of England, London 1: The City of London', 1997 (1999 ed.); Coopers' Company website

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ333815 (533391,181573)
Size in hectares:
0.011
Site ownership:
private
Site management:
Date(s):
1863
Designer(s):
Listed structures:
LBII: Gateway to No 21 New Street
On National Heritage List for England (NHLE), Parks & Gardens:

No
Registered common or village green on Commons Registration Act 1965:

No
Protected under London Squares Preservation Act 1931:

No

Local Authority Data

The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.

On Local List:
No
In Conservation Area:
Yes
Conservation Area name:
Middlesex Street
Tree Preservation Order:
No
Nature Conservation Area:
No
Green Belt:
No
Metropolitan Open Land:
No
Special Policy Area:
No
Other LA designation:
None
Photos

Cock Hill

Courtyard garden, Cock Hill, 21 New Street, October 2002. Photograph Sally Williams

Entrance gate with ram, No. 21 New Street, Cock Hill, October 2002. Photograph Sally Williams
2002

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