The Cockpit - photographed here for the 1951 W.I. History of Upton

No concrete evidence has been unearthed to prove that this site was ever used as a Cock pit - however it has been known as this for many years.

The 1951 W.I. history of upton records it as a sunken garden with a Sundial and notes that ' Gentry came from many surrounding villages to attend cockfighting here and during the Chester Races spent their evenings at the cockpit in the Victoria Hotel grounds.

In theyard at the back with a skittle alley - a favorite pastime of village folk. In 1849 Mr.Axe - the owner- opened a tea gardens and the sundial possibly dates from those times.