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Greyhound, Football, Athletics

Victoria Ground

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Stockton on Tees







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Last Updated:

21 Sept 2023

Stockton FC

HER Description

NEHL –The ground had a capacity of 20,000 & hosted football, greyhound racing, athletics, and local events. After closing the area was developed into housing, built around a road called “Wembley Way”. Stockton FC was established in 1882, and were founder members of the Northern League in 1889.

The club were initially established in 1882, and nicknamed The Ancients thanks to their enduring presence and long standing history. They were founders of the Northern League in 1889, the same year moving to this ground. They also went on to play in the North Eastern League, Wearside League, North Regional League and Northern Alliance which well depicts their tumultuous history. They did however feature in the FA Cup and FA Amateur Cup, against teams such as Notts County, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Middlesbrough.

The ground is featured on the Ordnance Survey maps with a large west stand adjacent to a tennis ground, and a smaller stand on the east side. This was further expanded in the next few decades to cover the majority of the pitch.

Contributions to this article by Jonathan May

Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey, 1915

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

Victoria Ground, pre-1914

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

The Cherry Fayre Races at Victoria Ground pre-1914

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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