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Beverley Terrace, Lawn Tennis Ground

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4 Apr 2024

HER Description

NEHL - There was once a lawn tennis ground on the lawn outside Beverley Terrace, now a public recreation area.

It had been laid by the 1890s, and is mentioned in the Shields Daily News of 26/10/1898 as a private pleasure ground and tennis lawn "used by the occupiers of the houses in the terrace". It is noted a small contribution was made by each occupier for the upkeep of the grounds, so was very clearly only in private use.

The tennis ground is in situ, though has been out of use since around the First World War. Instead, the tennis ground has become an extension of the park, with footpaths, benches and ornamentation in the centre of the site. The site is still levelled around a foot down from its surrounding environment.

Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey, 1897

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

The tennis grounds in 2024

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

The outline of the former tennis grounds is clear to see in this aerial shot from 1927. Source: © Historic England. Aerofilms Collection Historic England Photograph: EPW019768 flown 18/10/1927 (18 October 1927)

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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