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Football

South Hetton, Football Ground

54.794807, -1.405876

South Hetton

Opened:

1900s

Closed:

1920s?

Reclaimed

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

3 Jan 2023

HER Description

NEHL - A football ground stood on an area between the South Hetton railway and the disused Haswell & Seaham Wagonway between the 1900s and circa 1920s or 30s. This ground was home to either South Hetton Royal Rovers or South Hetton Lilywhites. Contemporary newspapers indicate Royal Rovers held their annual meetings at the local cricket pavilion - this implies it was most likely this team, in conjunction with the cricket ground 100 metres or so north of the ground.

The ground was austere with no facilities, so was likely just a maintained green with markings.

Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey, 1919

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

A shot of Royal Rovers in 1911, the most likely tenants of the ground. Source: Durham Council

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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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