top of page
og1.png

nb01

Cricket

The Crick

54.989687, -1.744192

Newburn

Opened:

20th c?

Closed:

20th c

Reclaimed

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

8 Aug 2022

HER Description

NEHL - This cricket ground was in use during the 20th century and potentially home to workers from the Spencer Steel Works. Peter McDonough advises there was once a pavilion and changing facilities.

Newburn has been home to a cricket club since at least the 1850s, though it is unclear they ever played here. Maps throughout the decades show a field boundary resembling a cricket ground but no labels or buildings which can correlate. The ground still survives though overgrown and disused.

The ground can be seen on aerial imagery from 1945.

Thanks to Peter McDonough for submitting this entry.

Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey, 1967

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

The Crick, 2011. Now a pasture. Source: Andrew Curtis, Geograph. Creative Commons License.

Have we missed something, made a mistake, or have something to add? Contact us

'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

HER information as described above is reproduced under the basis the resource is free of charge for education use. It is not altered unless there are grammatical errors. 

logosite.png

Historic Maps provided by

nls-logo.png
bottom of page