Tyne and Wear HER(16361): Fugar, Watergate - Details
Tiny cottage. In 1719 Cuthbert Newton lived here. In 1841 Catherine Hutchison and her daughter lived there. Catherine died in 1866 aged 90. The cottage was demolished by 1894. The site was buried under spoil from Watergate Pit. The site was reclaimed in 1993. It was opencast in 1995. A water gate, or flood gate, is used to stop a flow of water.
Ordnance Survey first edition 1858; Sunniside Local History Society, no date, Streetgate, www.sunnisidelocalhistorysociety.co.uk/streetgate