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Durham Road, Cricket Ground

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18 Apr 2023

Birtley Cricket Club

HER Description

NEHL - A cricket ground can be seen on Durham Road on the Ordnance Survey map surveyed in 1915. This was a ground which hosted Birtley Cricket Club, before their move north east to a ground on Birtley Lane.

A contemporary newspaper report from the Durham Chronicle of 26th May 1911 states a large bazaar was held by members of the Birtley Cricket Club to help wipe off the debt of £349 10s 6d caused by "having to take a new field", reopened by County Ald. W. Allison. This may imply the field was relaid rather than a new field sought, however this isn't 100%.

The map shows a small pavilion on the north west corner of the ground, with little other facilities apart from it being enclosed. Later maps show the area quarried, which is likely why the ground moved to Birtley Lane.

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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