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Bowls, Tennis

Gosforth Central Park

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Last Updated:

29 Dec 2022

HER Description

NEHL - 2 bowling greens and 2 tennis courts were constructed upon the opening of Gosforth Central Park in 1932. It cost more than £10,000 and was opened by the Chairman of the Gosforth Urban District Council C. Mossop. The southernmost bowling green was opened by one Mrs Blenkinsop in June 1934, and the park's bowling club was formed the next month.

The park was coined a "lung" upon opening, providing new green space for the blooming developments in the suburb.

Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey, 1947

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

The north bowling green at the park is looking slightly worse for wear in December 2022, perhaps due to the season or it no longer being used.

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

Aerial photograph during WWII of Gosforth Central park. It appears the bowling greens and tennis courts were still maintained throughout the war. Source: Historic England Archive (RAF photography) Historic England Photograph: raf_106g_uk_1193_rp_3185 flown 27/02/1946

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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