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Boxing, Wrestling

St James Hall

54.974416, -1.620279

Newcastle

Opened:

1909

Closed:

1976

Redeveloped

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

27 Jun 2022

HER Description

St. James' Hall lay opposite the Gallowgate End of St. James' Park. Its original entrance was on St. Andrew's Street. This purpose built boxing stadium was designed by Percy Browne and opened in 1909. Its capacity was up to 3000 people. The hall was rebuilt in May 1930 with an entrance on Strawberry Place. It was called New St. James Hall. It was designed by Cowe and Lawson of Chester-le-Street and could seat 4000 people. It's opening night featured 'Sunderland Assassin' Jack Casey. In the mid 1930s St. James' Hall hosted fights six nights a week. The last boxing matches were in May 1967. After this it continued to host wrestling then bingo. The hall was demolished in 1976 to make way for St. James Metro Station.

Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey, 1890s

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

St James Hall, 1960. Source: Chronicle

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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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