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Cock Fighting

Woodhouse Close, Cockpit

54.646097, -1.687032

Bishop Auckland

Opened:

1890s

Closed:

Unknown

Redeveloped

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

2 Aug 2022

HER Description

NEHL - Contemporary newspapers show an illegal cockpit was set up here in the 1890s, some decades after the practice was made illegal. A Northern Echo article from 1894 references a court case on animal cruelty between Woodhouse Close and Pollards Inn.

Ordnance Survey

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

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'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

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