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Cycling, Football

North Road Football Ground

54.993382, -1.540946

Wallsend, North Tyneside

Opened:

19th c

Closed:

20th c

Redeveloped

Condition:

Home Teams/Clubs:

Last Updated:

18 Jul 2022

Wallsend Corinthians, Wallsend FC, Newcastle 'N's

HER Description

NEHL - Built as a 'bicycle ground' in the late 19th century, it featured a clubhouse and a circuit track, as well as a straight track through the middle. George Walker, the famous Victorian Tyneside cyclist, utilised this track.

In the early decades of the 20th century, it was converted into a Football ground. At first, it appears the older buildings for the cycling ground were demolished and replaced by a fairly austere clubhouse on the northern end. This is visible on 1946 aerial imagery as well as the goal posts and smaller buildings on its peripheries. The pitch was worn so was well used.

Various teams used the pitch - Such as Wallsend Corinthians, Wallsend FC and Newcastle N's

Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey, 1968

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

North Rd Football Ground, 1949. Source: Historic England

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

The football ground was at the site of the newer housing development in the centre of this drone shot. Drone shot taken from position of safety.

Historic Environment Records

Durham/Northumberland: Keys to the Past

Tyne and Wear: Sitelines

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