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Shooting

Punch Bowl Hotel, Rifle Range

54.985740, -1.596992

Jesmond

Opened:

1901

Closed:

Unknown

Redeveloped

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

9 Feb 2023

Jesmond Civilian Rifle Club (1901)

HER Description

NEHL - An article from the Newcastle Daily Chronicle in September 1901 states the Jesmond Civilian Rifle Club officially opened their "open air Morris tube shooting range" behind the Punch Bowl Hotel on Jesmond Road. The range was 25 yards with potential expansion to 45. The ground was asphalted with matting to kneel in comfort. There were eight targets with brick stop butts 18 ft high and 24ft wide.

The club had been in existence for 6 months prior, potentially making use of the rifle range at Jesmond Dene.

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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