Tyne and Wear HER(13320): Wrekenton, Springfield Avenue, Hazlitt Well - Details
Wrekenton, Springfield Avenue, Hazlitt Well
Water Supply and Drainage
Water Storage Site
The Hazlitt Well near the juntion of Springfield Avenue and Rockcliffe Way was named after a robber Robert Hazlitt (real name Hudson). He was caught stealing post bags and was hanged in Durham on 18 September 1770. He had been a highwayman in London.
Nigel Green, 2009, Tough Times & Grisly Crimes, page 15