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Cricket, Football, Tennis

Brandling Fields

54.983335, -1.609350

Jesmond

Opened:

c1840s

Closed:

c1880s

Redeveloped

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

7 Mar 2024

Newcastle CC

HER Description

NEHL - This ground was Newcastle CC's home ground from at least the 1840s. References are made in contemporary newspapers of the ground at this location, "near Jesmond Church". The club had been founded around the late 1830s, though it is difficult to ascertain as there were so many cricket clubs at this time - Newcastle Albion, Newcastle Clayton, Newcastle Standard and Newcastle Eldon to name a few. Newcastle's cricket history is not very well documented.

There is a few mentions of a "Brandling Cricket Club" in 1857, whereby a player was utilised for a junior Albert (Newcastle) CC team against Tynemouth. Brandling CC had also played at the Northumberland ground (https://www.northeastheritagelibrary.co.uk/sports-archive/ncl01/northumberland-baths-cricket-ground) for special occasions, i.e a game against Warkworth in 1857, but most references note they played at the Town Moor.

By the 1890s this site had been redeveloped into tennis courts and a football ground, though they were swiftly demolished when the Royal Grammar School was constructed and opened in 1907.

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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