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Bowls, Tennis

Felling Park

54.951204, -1.566862

Felling

Opened:

1910

Closed:

Open

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

6 Nov 2023

HER Description

NEHL - Felling Park was opened on 27th July 1910 by Mr William Taylor, chairman of Felling UFC. It was built on the site of an old quarry and tip, and provided locals with a childrens playground and a tennis court, while the bowling green was still being formed at time of opening.

It was designed by the council surveyor C W Hall and works carried out by Mr Nichol of Gosforth. The boundary walls and gate pillars were produced by Mr Morris of Felling, the iron railings by Mr Crinson of Gateshead and the tennis courts & bowling greens designed and built by Messrs. Kent and Bryden of Darlington.

It appears the tennis courts have since been removed, replaced by an asphalt playing surface. The bowling green is still in use.

Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey, 1919

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

The side and rear elevations of the UDC from Felling Park and its tennis courts at time of opening. Unknown original source. The bowling green is seen on the left.

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

The park is shown on this overhead shot from 1943. Source: Historic England Archive (RAF photography) Historic England Photograph: raf_1cu_16000_o_16751 flown 23/08/1943

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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