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Bowls, Tennis

Riverside Park

54.855070, -1.564610

Chester le Street

Opened:

1930s

Closed:

Open

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

8 Aug 2022

HER Description

NEHL - The Riverside Park opened in the 1930s complete with multiple amenities, such as two bowling greens. tennis courts, a putting green, children's playground and a paddling pool against the Wear. These are visible on aerial photographs from the 50s.

Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey, 1946

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

Postcard of the recreation ground from the 1950s. Source: Chester le Street Heritage (chesterlestreetheritage.org)

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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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