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Cricket

Pattinson Town, Sports Ground

54.894666, -1.494069

Washington

Opened:

1920s

Closed:

Unknown

Redeveloped

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

8 Aug 2022

HER Description

NEHL - A sports ground existed at this site from around the 1920s until the latter half of the 20th century. The ground is visible on aerial photography from 1926, though shows no markers or anything indicative of a particular sport. However, it is likely to be football, cricket, rugby or a mix of those. A pavilion is noted on the 1960s Ordnance Survey map, suggesting its use as a cricket ground. This is visible on aerial imagery also. It may have been the ground for local colliery workers or chemical workers.

Contemporary newspapers show a Washington Chemical Works football club was playing in the Wearside League in 30s. There is a decent chance the club played at this ground thanks to its proximity.

Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey, 1967

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

The sports ground can be seen to the north of the Chemical Works in this aerial shot from 1926. Source: EPW016381, Historic England

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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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