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Tennis, Bowls, Cricket

New Brancepeth Recreation Ground

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New Brancepeth

Opened:

1920s

Closed:

20th c

Open

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

11 Apr 2023

New Brancepeth Cricket Club

HER Description

NEHL - A recreation ground next to Brancepeth Colliery in the 1920s or 30s, likely by New Brancepeth Colliery for the betterment of pitmen and their families. It featured a large ground, likely for cricket, a tennis court and bowling green. There was an active New Brancepeth Cricket Club at this time, which can lead us to assume they likely played here.

Satellite imagery shows the ground may still be in use, though the tennis court and bowling green have been demolished. A small pond now takes its place.

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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