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Football

Edmondsley, Football Ground

54.834738, -1.632338

Edmondsley

Opened:

20th c

Closed:

1940s

Reclaimed

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

21 Oct 2022

HER Description

NEHL - A football ground was constructed in the 20s or 30s just south of Fleece Terrace. There were two teams at the time in Edmondsley - Edmondsley Temperance FC and Edmondsley PM AFC. One or both of these clubs were certainly playing here. There was another recreation ground just off Congburn Bank.

Aerial imagery from 1947 shows the ground, but there are no markings or clear indicators of football played here except the fact it was landscaped.

There was a club in Edmondsley during the 1880s called Edmondsley Strangers, but unfortunately their home ground is not conclusive. It may possibly be this site.

Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey, 1947

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

The football ground can be seen in the centre. Source: Source Historic England Archive (RAF photography) Historic England Photograph: raf_cpe_uk_2352_rp_3358 flown 04/10/1947

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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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