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The Bridlepath, Golf Course

55.016150, -1.610757

Gosforth, Newcastle






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Last Updated:

24 Jun 2022

Gosforth Golf Club

HER Description

Formed in 1905. The Bridlepath course opened in 1906. Its first clubhouse was a wooden hut bought for £40 from the Newcastle and Gateshead Water Company. In 1909 a ladies pavilion was added. In 1912 the club's vice president and City Surveyor, FH Holford was asked to design a larger clubhouse. It cost £1200. Male members were asked to pay an annual levy of one guinea for five years, female members, half a guinea. In July 1913 within weeks of the clubhouse's opening, an unexploded bomb was found nearby. The culprits were thought to be suffragettes from the Women's Social and Political Union, who had been attacking male dominated sports clubs. Holford's pavilion has been altered and extended. Trees have been planted which has created a peaceful countryside setting for the course.

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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