Front Street, Cockpit
Tynemouth, North Tyneside
5 Jul 2022
Possible cock-fighting pit. There is a pit sunk into the cellar floor beneath what was for many years Boots the Chemist and is now the Victoria Wine shop in Front Street, Tynemouth. It measures 3.5m in diameter, 1.2m deep with access by five narrow steps on the south perimeter. It was reported in the Shields Weekly News on 7 August 1970. Tradition says there was another pit at the Salutation Inn in Front Street, but nothing now survives.
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