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Cock Fighting

The Ketton Ox

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Opened:

15/16th c

Closed:

Open

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

2 Mar 2023

HER Description

NEHL - Cock Fighting took place in the upper floor of the Ketton Ox, as per a plaque attached to the side of the building. It states "An Inn 400 Years Old. Oval Windows For Cock-Pit Rooms Now Bricked Up". These windows can be seen on the frontage of the building.

Information and pictures kindly shared by Mick Southwick (@HistoryMick)

Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey, 1898

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

The front facade of The Ketton Ox, with the cockpit room windows at the top. Source: Mick Southwick

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

The plaque on the Ketton Ox. Source: Mick Southwick

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. 

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