Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) a prolific journalist, pamphleteer, author, sometime merchant adventurer, government spy, author of 'Robinson Crusoe' and author of 'Moll Flanders'. He lived in Gateshead c. 1706-10. it is believed his lodgings were in Hillgate.

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the foot of the footpath to The Sage. (Under the Tyne Bridge), Hillgate, Gateshead
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by Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council in 1995

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