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Cricket, Football, Bowls

Wearmouth Colliery Welfare Ground

54.924558, -1.394997

Sunderland

Opened:

19th c

Closed:

Open

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

24 Jun 2022

Wearmouth Cricket Club

HER Description

Opened in 1928 with a cricket pitch and bowling greens. This was the result of the setting up of the Miners Welfare Fund in 1920. The fund was raised via a levy on colliery revenues. The bulk of the fund was spent on the provision of pithead baths, but also community halls, indoor swimming pools and sports grounds like this one. The sports ground is pleasant but has no buildings of architectural merit.

NEHL - A cricket ground predates the 1928 founding indicated on the HER, as per maps from the 1890s. It looks to have been adjoined to Hill House nr Carley Hill Farm.

Ordnance Survey

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

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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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