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Cricket

Low Spennymoor, Cricket Ground

54.697712, -1.587596

Spennymoor

Opened:

c 1856

Closed:

19th c

Redeveloped

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

21 Aug 2023

Low Spennymoor CC

HER Description

NEHL - A cricket ground was situated at Low Spennymoor in the 1850s, as per a newspaper article citing the ground in a 1856 report involving a match between the Low Spennymoor Cricket Club and the Coxhoe Club.

The exact site of the ground is now known, though the Ordnance Survey surveyed in 1857 provides potential candidates. There is a small triangular parcel of land between the railway, the Moulders Arms and the Puddlers Arms which includes a couple of small ancillary buildings. This potentially indicates a clubhouse or pavilion, though in these days the sport was much less formal. There is also an exclosed rectangular field to the south east of Low Spennymoor, which is directly connected to a footpath leading to the brick works. The last potential candidate is a field on the north side of Green Lane, which is also enclosed. As the area was fairly rural, it could really have been anywhere.

The site was soon swallowed up by the expanding boundaries of the town and the appetite for further terraces to be built for workers of the iron works and opening collieries.

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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