Rabbit Banks

Title:  22-28 Rabbit Banks Road (Off High Level Road), Gateshead
  Frank & Sons
  Date Unknown
Gateshead Old Pictures Ref:

This area was named after the wildlife found there. There used to be a farm here which was probably incorporated into the railway works. In 1816 a handbill issued by Cuthbert Ellison, of Hebburn Hall (Lord of the Manor of Gateshead) stated ‘All persons found trespassing, in any of these grounds, called the rabbit banks with dogs, guns, nets or other engines for the destruction of rabbits or other game will be prosecuted to the utmost rigour of the law’.


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