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CRICKET PAVILIONS

former Close House pavilion, Wylam

An Architectural History of Cricket Pavilions

This page relates to an ongoing project about cricket pavilions, their architectural history and development in Britain and the Empire, from prefabricated sheds to massive grandstands. Read Lynn's article 'From the pavilion end: cricket's architectural heritage' in the Summer 2012 edition of English Heritage's Conservation Bulletin, available as a free download from the EH website.

Lynn presented her paper 'The Architecture of Cricket: Pavilions Home and Away' on 2 September 2011 at the British Society of Sports History Annual Conference in London. My thanks to all those who attended that session and provided such a stimulating discussion afterwards. Download the text of the paper here (pdf).

Ashbrooke, Sunderland Cricket pavilions come in all shapes and sizes, from the former country house pitch at Close House, near Wylam in Northumberland (above left) to the leafy, secluded Ashbrooke ground (left) in Sunderland (home of Sunderland CC) to the famous Jesmond Cricket Ground (right) in Newcastle upon Tyne, now home to Newcastle CC.
Jesmond Cricket Ground, Newcastle upon Tyne

See Lynn's cricket pavilion photos on Flickr

 

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