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D35309

Racquets, Cat, Handball

Ushaw College, The Bounds

54.788238, -1.660976

Ushaw

Opened:

1808

Closed:

Open

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

25 Jul 2022

HER Description

NEHL - Ushaw College was founded by scholars from the English College in Douai who fled from France after the revolution. As a result, a few distinct ball games were imported and the courts somewhat survive today. Cat is one of them, but other games like Keeping Up, Racquet and Handball were played within "the bounds" - a complex to host all of these interesting and unique sports. The bounds are listed Grade II*

More can be read on Ushaw and these historic grounds at Atlas Obscura - https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/cat-ball-court

Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey, 1898

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

The Bounds at Ushaw College. Source: Jimmy Smith, Historic England

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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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