Tyne and Wear HER(16992): Gateshead, cock pits - Details
Gateshead, cock pits
Two cockpits are recorded in Gateshead in 1746. One was the New Cover'd Pit, which hosted fights with round pointed silver spurs.
Lynn Pearson, 2010, Played in Tyne and Wear - Charting the heritage of people at play, p 129