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Bowls, Tennis

South Moor Memorial Park

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South Moor, Stanley






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Last Updated:

17 Oct 2023

HER Description

NEHL - South Moor's Memorial Park, from its opening in 1920, featured two bowling greens and a tennis court for the betterment of local residents. The land was provided by the South Moor Colliery Company, and beared the cost of the park not exceeding £3500. It cost £4600 altogether covering 16 1/2 acres.

Within its first year, a number of colliery bands also performed concerts here from Annfield Plain and West Stanley.

The grounds were situated in the north east of the park alongside a putting green. The most westerly bowling green has been removed in favour of enclosed courts.

Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey, 1967

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

Entrance to Memorial Park around time of its opening. Source:

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

Apologies for the fairly poor quality. The bowling greens and tennis court can be seen in the centre left of this aerial photograph from the 1940s. Source: Google Earth

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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