No, as I said above, it was an unsuccessful effort on my part.So does the book explain the Vampire Rabbit?
Many books (including this one) refer to it and talk about "theories" as to why it was put there, etc, but NOTHING that I have gives a 'definite' factual answer.
As Deebex said, on the Newcastle Interesting Facts and Questions Answered thread (see 'quote' below) he already has that level of information (IE, 'theory') from online sources.
So, Anger if you have any further info, I'm sure Deebex would like to hear it, on the "Questions Answered" thread.I don't mean to hog the thread but I've just noticed that it's been changed to include answers to the nagging queries people may have.
I've always been puzzled by a quite well-known feature near the Cathedral i.e. the 'Vampire Rabbit' sculpture over an ornate doorway. Although it's usually called a rabbit it looks more like a hare to me. Images of it can be seen on these links.
I've always wondered why it's there, who put it there and what it represents?
It's a fairly common query (just type 'vampire rabbit newcastle' into google) and there are some theories re. protection from evil spirits - but no-one seems to know the definitive answer. I wondered if the esteemed members of this board have any more info.?
I'm afraid that I cannot find anything further, but my searching simply prompted me to suggest the "Hidden Newcastle" book, as a good book to read, here on the 'Books about Tyneside' thread!