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Metal Bridge, Tennis Ground

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Metal Bridge, Tursdale




20th c



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Last Updated:

27 Feb 2024

HER Description

NEHL - A tennis ground stood in a field south of Bridge Street from c1920s. The ground was a hard court in the welfare grounds, and is referenced in the Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail of 23/06/30. Tournaments took place here when Metal Bridge was a more sizeable settlement of aged miners and terraces.

The grounds can be seen on aerial imagery from 1945, though was likely disused at this time given the war. It appears to be a grass court, with a pavilion to its north east.

The outline of the grounds can still be seen, however is no longer used for this purpose.

Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey, 1946

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

The tennis ground can be seen in the centre of this shot from 1945. Source: Historic England Archive (RAF photography) Historic England Photograph: raf_106g_uk_1038_v_5087 flown 27/11/1945

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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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