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Cock Fighting

Winlaton Mill, Cock Fighting Field

54.939172, -1.714693

Winlaton

Opened:

17th c

Closed:

18th c

Reclaimed

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

14 Sept 2023

HER Description

NEHL - A sketch map illustrating the Winlaton Mill area in the 18th century/early 19th century details a field where Crowley's crew held cock fights. Crowley's Iron Works operated here through the 17th and 18th century (https://www.northeastheritagelibrary.co.uk/features/Crowley-Iron-Works%2C-Winlaton).

It appears there was no formal 'cockpit' or the like - there was likely just a maintained open field which was well known by the community for sporting pastimes to take place. It may mean other activities may have taken place here too.

As with Crowley's Works, there are no physical remains and there will certainly be no physical remains of any cock fighting activity here.

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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