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Tennis

Gore Hall, Tennis Ground

54.751676, -1.439577

Thornley

Opened:

20th c

Closed:

20th c

Demolished

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

25 Mar 2024

HER Description

NEHL - A tennis ground was situated at the historic Gore Hall in at least the 1930s, though appears to have fell out of use after WWII.

Gore Hall was an ancient farm, with the hall mentioned as early as the 16th century. Rather than being a hall, by our timeframe it was much more of a cluster of farm buildings with a main large farmhouse. As a result, it's reasonable to conclude this was a private tennis ground in use by the owners of the farm. AN interesting report of the site can be found here: https://www.academia.edu/28204015/Gore_Hall_Farm_House_and_Farm_Buildings_Thornley

Gore Hall has since been demolished with only the exterior boundary walls surviving on the roadside. There is no trace of the tennis ground.

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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