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Football

Argyle Street, Football Ground

54.977976, -1.517027

Hebburn

Opened:

1888

Closed:

c1898

Redeveloped

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

13 Apr 2023

Hebburn Argyle (1888-c1899)

HER Description

NEHL - A football ground was constructed for Hebburn Argyle near Argyle Street, which backed onto the railway line through the town.

There was a small stand on the north end of the ground, which had about 5 terraces. The enclosed ground was formed in 1888, which was Hebburn Argyle's second ground after casually utilising a field near the Catholic Church on Argyle Street.

The move came with the inception of the Tyneside League, one of the many which was formed around the same time as the Football League. The Tyneside League was formed in 1891, but the club narrowly missed out on a place to join, coming 13th out of 12. As a result they continued playing friendlies, having been rejected by the Northern Alliance. They generally played friendlies against teams in this league though. They were eventually inducted around 1893, and later won the league in 1897. They then played in the FA Cup Qualifierrs but were knocked out by Bishop Auckland 1-0.

This ground became defunct after Argyle moved to the Ellison Ground, which was near Ballast Hill and Prince Consort Road.

There is a brilliant history of the club here, produced on donmouth.co.uk with the assistance of John Diamond, Norman Dunn and Ron French - http://www.donmouth.co.uk/local_history/hebburn_argyle/hebburn_argyle.html

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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