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Bowls

St Lawrence Park, Bowling Green

54.971728, -1.584901

Byker, Newcastle

Opened:

20th c

Closed:

20th c

Reclaimed

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

21 Aug 2023

St Lawrence Bowls Club

HER Description

NEHL - A bowling green stood in St Lawrence Park at Byker. The green still retains its appearance though is no longer formally used for the sport. There was previously a pavilion in the park with lavatory facilities, but these have been demolished. The area is now a general recreation park.

A newspaper from 1923 reports on the Cowen Cup at Wallsend Park, featuring a match between Wallsend and St Lawrence in the 14th round. Another report from May of the same month reports on a bowls match against Wallsend at Byker.

Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey, 1947

'Sketches of The Coal Mines in Northumberland and Durham' T.H.Hair, published in 1844

St Lawrence Park in 1951. The Festival of Britain ship HMS Campania is moored. Source: Historic England Photograph: EAW037007 flown 06/06/1951

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'Sketches of The Coal Mines in Northumberland and Durham' T.H.Hair, published in 1844

The in situ bowling green, 2023

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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