Tyne and Wear HER(16931): Heaton, Etherstone Avenue, Cochrane Park - Details
Heaton, Etherstone Avenue, Cochrane Park
Rugby Football Ground
Cochrane Park was Armstrong College's sports ground. It is now the home of Newcastle University Rugby Football Club. It also has facilities for football, cricket, lacrosse and tennis. The pavilion was built in 1922. The datestone has the initials GEH - George Henderson funded its construction. His initials are also on the balcony along with those of Cecil Cochrane who gifted the ground. The Armstrong College crest is on the centre of the balcony.
Lynn Pearson, 2010, Played in Tyne and Wear - Charting the heritage of people at play, p 100