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D47409

Cricket, Football

Feethams

54.520268, -1.555207

Darlington

Opened:

1863

Closed:

Open

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

25 Jul 2022

Darlington Cricket Club (1886 -), Durham CCC, Darlington FC (1883 - 2003)

HER Description

Darlington Cricket Club established a ground at Feethams in 1863 after they were given notice to quit their Park Street ground, a short distance to the north-east (H47410) (1). By the 1890s a pavilion and terrace had been added at the north-west corner of the ground (2).

NEHL - It is noteworthy that Darlington FC also played at the southern end of the site until 2003. At this point, they moved into the area on the edge of the town. Earlier in its history, the football club and cricket club played on the same stretch of pitch, which featured two grand stands on its south west end and its northernmost perimeter. Amateur football had been played on this site before cricket from the 1860s. Darlington CC moved from Park Place near Bank Top station in 1886 while the professional Darlington FC commenced from 1883.

Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey, 1898

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

Aerial shot of Feethams from 1992. Source: Historic England, EAC615726

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

Feethams prior to construction of the ring road, so likely 50s. Unknown Source.

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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