top of page
og1.png

su04

Cock Fighting

Fighting Cocks Lane

54.908769, -1.374815

Sunderland

Opened:

Unknown

Closed:

20th c

Redeveloped

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

2 Mar 2023

HER Description

NEHL - Cock Fighting took place at Fighting Cocks Lane in the up until (and likely after) the ban on the sport in the 19th century. This is both telling by the name and documentary evidence reported in the Sunderland Echo of January 1934, when a historic piece reported on the public cockpit in the area. It also states cockpits were at Black Cock Open and every big house in the area. The entrance to the lane was next to the Grey Horse Pub.

Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey, 1858

'Sketches of The Coal Mines in Northumberland and Durham' T.H.Hair, published in 1844

The entrance to Fighting Cock Lane can be seen in the centre of this shot from the late 19th to early 20th century. Source: Alan Bolan, https://alanbolan.wixsite.com/oldsunderland/the-east-end-and-hendon

Have we missed something, made a mistake, or have something to add? Contact us

'Sketches of The Coal Mines in Northumberland and Durham' T.H.Hair, published in 1844

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

HER information as described above is reproduced under the basis the resource is free of charge for education use. It is not altered unless there are grammatical errors. 

logosite.png

Historic Maps provided by

nls-logo.png
bottom of page