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Horse

Scaffold Hill Racecourse

55.022047, -1.525684

Benton, North Tyneside

Opened:

1632

Closed:

18th c

Reclaimed

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

1 Jul 2022

HER Description

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.

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

HER information as described above is reproduced under the basis the resource is free of charge for education use. It is not altered unless there are grammatical errors. 

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