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Shooting

Washington, Rifle Range

54.893493, -1.530240

Washington

Opened:

19th c

Closed:

1900s

Redeveloped

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

18 May 2023

HER Description

NEHL - A rifle range was situated in the Ox Close Burn from at least the 1890s until the 1900s, having been dismantled and does not appear on the map surveyed in 1915. It was likely owned by those who occupied North Biddick Hall which has since been demolished.

The burn weaved around the yard posts, for which there were 6 altogether covering 600 yards. The targets were bolted onto the embankment for the Oxclose Waggonway. It is unknown whether there are any visible traces of it.

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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