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Cricket

Preston Lane, Cricket Ground

55.013876, -1.448629

North Shields

Opened:

1849

Closed:

1885

Redeveloped

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

16 Aug 2022

Tynemouth Cricket Club

HER Description

NEHL - Though Tynemouth CC was founded in 1847, contemporary newspaper reports show the Duke of Northumberland granted the club a "well drained 5 1/2 acre field, conveniently situated in Preston lane, with a cottage standing thereon". It is unknown where they played for the first two years, though could have easily been this site.

The first echelon of the Ordnance Survey also shows the cricket ground, complete with the small cottage which was found on the north west corner of the field. It appears this cottage survived when the Tynemouth Union Workhouse extended the complex northwards.

This will likely have been why Tynemouth CC moved eastwards.

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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