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Curling

Shaw Wood, Curling Pond

54.781354, -1.592812

Durham

Opened:

1880s

Closed:

1900s

Reclaimed

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

3 Jan 2024

Durham Curling Club

HER Description

NEHL - A curling pond was constructed on the south side of the Flass Bog in the late 1880s. There was a small outhouse built, presumably for storage of equipment but was demolished when the curling pond closed in the 1900s. The site is labelled as 'old' by 1915.

Various newspaper pieces confirm the existence of a Durham Curling Club in the 1890s. A match took place on 30th December 1892 between Durham and Middlesbrough at the Curling Pond, Shaw Wood. Middlesbrough beat Durham 57 to 48.

Ordnance Survey

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

A lovely winter shot of the curling pond in December 2023. Added with kind permission of Stephen Hamil (@StephenHamilNBS)

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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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