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Quoits

Bank Head Quoiting Grounds

54.843196, -1.497673

High Dubmire, Fencehouses

Opened:

c1893

Closed:

Unknown

Redeveloped

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

8 May 2024

HER Description

NEHL - The Bank Head Quoiting Grounds are referencing in 1890s newspapers as being "in close proximity to the Wellington Inn and the Britannia Hotel.

The first mention of the grounds is in November 1893, when a match took place between Thomas Sykes and Sam Golightly both of Fencehouses. It is also mentioned the next year, and was likely closed by the end of the decade.

There is no firm indication where the grounds are on Ordnance Survey maps, but given the mention of both public houses I imagine it was on vacant ground on the east side of either, or perhaps next to the allotments which lined the road to Sedgeletch. There is no remnant today of the grounds.

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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