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Football, Cricket

Burdon Lane, Football Ground

54.868107, -1.372891

Ryhope

Opened:

1890s

Closed:

1900s

Redeveloped

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

19 Jun 2023

Ryhope Cricket & Football Club, Ryhope Villa (1901 -)

HER Description

NEHL - A football ground stood just outside Ryhope village on Burdon Lane from the late 19th century until the 1900s. It was probably the home ground of Ryhope Villa, a football and cricket club which gained this name in 1901, having previously being called Ryhope Football & Cricket Club. Ryhope Villa were fairly successful during their short life, winning the Durham Aged Mineworkers Cup at Kelloe against Stanley United in 1904.

There was also a Ryhope Colliery FC at this time which may have played at this ground too, as well as Ryhope Wanderers in the early 1890s.

The ground had a pavilion (perhaps from their cricketing days. The streets which have now been developed over the area still follow the same boundary as the old farmland and football ground.

Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey, 1896

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

South east corner of the football ground in 2023

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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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