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Football, Cricket

Heworth Colliery Recreation Ground

54.939167, -1.555991

Heworth

Opened:

c1880s

Closed:

c1960s

Reclaimed

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

27 Sept 2023

Heworth Colliery CC, Heworth Colliery FC

HER Description

NEHL - A recreation ground was established for the workers of Heworth Colliery around the 1880s, though may have been in use beforehand.

The first reference to a Heworth Colliery sporting club was in 1891, when High Heworth faced Wearmouth Colliery in an association football friendly at this ground. Wearmouth won the game 6-0. Another reference comes in 1897, when Heworth Colliery FC played the Washington Chemical Works team in a friendly.

A Heworth Colliery cricket team were formed by the 1920s, with a photograph showing the players from 1921.

The recreation ground was formally farmland, and was a long and narrow field with allotments on the south end. There was a small clubhouse/pavilion with limited facilities.

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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