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Football

Ouston, Football Ground

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Ouston

Opened:

1889

Closed:

Open

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

27 Apr 2023

Ouston FC, Ouston Insitute (1889)

HER Description

NEHL - The 1940s Ordnance Survey maps illustrate a football ground near the institute just south of Ouston village. Records dictate this was used by Ouston FC in the 30s, though there is an almost certain chance the land had already been used for sporting purposes well before this. A team formed by members of the Ouston Institute had been playing in 1893 against Oakey's Lilywhites as reported in the Consett Guardian of 22/12/1893. A piece in the Newcastle Journal of 1889 notes its formation, and aimed to play second or reserve teams in Northumberland and Durham. It is highly likely the field adjacent to the institute was utilised from the outset, and the ground simply developed from there.

The ground is still retained for sports and recreation.

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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