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Athletics, Greyhound

Byker Racecourse

54.966717, -1.564151

Byker, Newcastle

Opened:

19th c

Closed:

1930s

Redeveloped

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

24 Jun 2022

HER Description

NEHL - Illustrated on 1890s town plans, this racecourse was on plain open field between Walker Road in the south and what is now Birds Nest Road in the north. There was a cinder track and small stand, indicating it was used for either cycling or running. Contemporary newspapers indicate there was also greyhound racing at this site before it was renamed 'Jubilee Recreation Ground', implying it then became a mixed-use leisure site. It was cleared around the 30s when the housing estates were built.

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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