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Quoits

Imperial Hotel, Quoits Ground

55.009412, -1.440238

North Shields

Opened:

19th c

Closed:

Unknown

Redeveloped

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

23 Nov 2023

HER Description

NEHL - A quoits set-up was located at the Imperial Hotel (Imperial Arms) from at least 1890, when matches were hosted by the landlord Mr T Battensby. The set-up had clay ends with 10 yards distance. Mr Battensby charged a gate fee for those who wished to attend.

A yard is illustrated on the 1890s map of the area, so matches were certainly held at the rear of the site.

Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey, 1896

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

The Imperial Arms is the 3rd building on the left, next to the Public Dispensary. Note the large urine deflector in the corner. Unknown original source.

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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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