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Football

Chestnut Grove, Football Ground

54.531057, -1.549616

Darlington

Opened:

1880s

Closed:

1920s

Redeveloped

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

4 Aug 2022

HER Description

NEHL - A football ground was built in the 1880s near North Road Station and Chestnut Street, Darlington. The Darlington North Star in 1893 names it as the Chestnut Grove Ground, and was used by North Eastern Railway workers on weekends. It was likely funded and managed by the North Eastern Railway as a means of relaxation for their staff who will have worked around the ground. There was a substantial stand on the northern end of the ground.

The ground closed by the 1920s - it is likely LNER closed the ground when they took over the NER's railway property.

Ordnance Survey

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

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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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