Nature Notes

March 17, 2010

the mysterious Dundurn Cockpit

Filed under: Cityscape,Scenic — Tags: , — Harold Stiver @ 7:00 am

Dundurn Cockpit at Dundurn Castle

Dundurn Cockpit at Dundurn Castle

This small building behind Dundurn Castle in Hamilton might easily be mistaken for a small chapel. It has been variously suggested that it is theater, a laundry, a boat-house, an office or a chapel for Sir Allan’s Roman Catholic wife. During restoration of the building, it was concluded to be a cock fighting pit, for the entertainment of guests. There is also talk of an underground tunnel from the castle to this building but I don’t think any evidence has been found of this.


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  1. i’ve seen that building, i thought it was a church!!

    Comment by bb bendix — March 17, 2010 @ 11:17 pm

  2. Thanks.

    So did I!!

    Comment by Harold — March 18, 2010 @ 8:48 pm

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