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Bowls

Saltwell Park, Bowling Greens

54.943985, -1.606144

Gateshead

Opened:

1878

Closed:

Open

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

27 Jun 2022

HER Description

Saltwell was the first park in Tyne and Wear to have a specific area set aside for organised sport. The bowling green was laid out in 1878. In 1892 the Northumberland and Durham Bowling Association was established, thought to be the first county association in English bowls.

Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey, 1890s

'Sketches of The Coal Mines in Northumberland and Durham' T.H.Hair, published in 1844

Saltwell Park Bowling Green and Pavilion, 1903. Source: This is Gateshead

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'Sketches of The Coal Mines in Northumberland and Durham' T.H.Hair, published in 1844

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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