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New Drive, Football Ground

54.841980, -1.346604





20th c



Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

8 Jun 2023

HER Description

NEHL - There was briefly a football ground on New Drive adjacent to the cricket ground from at least the 1940s. It has been difficult to ascertain who exactly played at this ground, as Seaham Harbour FC appear to have folded after the closure of their ground on Cottages Road in 1936. Seaham C.W played at the welfare ground near the colliery.

It may have potentially been the ground of Seaham United or Seaham White Star, who both played in the local district leagues in the 1940s.

The ground is shown on aerial imagery from 1948 with fairly austere facilities. There was a small clubhouse on the northern end of the ground, however no other amenities are provided.

The ground disappears by the 1960s.

Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey, 1947

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

The football can be seen at the top, with the cricket ground below New Drive. Source: Historic England Archive (RAF photography) Historic England Photograph: raf_58_b_26_v_5169 flown 09/05/1948

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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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