Scaffold Hill Racecourse
Benton, North Tyneside
1 Jul 2022
The place-name Scaffold Hill is derived from the stands used for spectators at Newcastle races, which were held on Killingworth Moor in the 17th and 18th centuries. The first record of racing there is from 1632 when the Newcastle Corporation paid £20 for 'two silver potts' to be raced for on Killingworth Moor. Racing continued there until the end of the 18th century.
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