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Cricket

The Hilly, Cricket Ground

54.746156, -1.436749

Thornley

Opened:

Unknown

Closed:

Unknown

Reclaimed

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

14 Mar 2024

HER Description

NEHL - Through photographic evidence, we know cricket matches were held at The Hilly before it was landscaped and filled in, before the 60s. A photograph held by the Durham Archives shows the match taking place between two large hills, the furthest likely being The Hilly.

It's not known which team if any played here, though there was a Thornley Colliery Welfare CC playing at this time.

Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey, 1897

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

Photograph of a cricket match at The Hilly. Source: Durham County Council

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

The Hilly in the 1940s. Source: Google Earth

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

HER information as described above is reproduced under the basis the resource is free of charge for education use. It is not altered unless there are grammatical errors. 

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