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Horse

Merrington Lane, Racecourse

54.692624, -1.609737

Spennymoor

Opened:

19th c

Closed:

1900s

Redeveloped

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

15 Aug 2022

HER Description

NEHL - A horse racecourse can be identified on this site from after the 1850s until the early 1900s. There is little detail to be found on this site apart from contemporary maps and notices of race days in newspapers. There was a small grand on the south east side of the course which bordered what is now West Terrace. An 1875 edition of the York Herald presents details of the "Merrington Stakes" at Spennymoor for both gorses and ponies. The course seems to have been closed by the early 20th century, and subsequently turned into housing.

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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