This site is not an official website for the track shown here and is neither approved or endorsed by the stadium. I am indebted to Richard English for helping to construct this page.

Coundon greyhound stadium was situated on Wharton Street at 1° 38' W 54° 39' N in the town of the same name in County Durham,Northumberland. It was situated alongside the allotments and there is now a pub called The Greyhound in the town. The track stood alongside Belmont and Spennymoor in providing the entertainment for gamblers in the area. Belmont had opened on 13th July 1940, but closed in the early 1960s.

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The Coundon track first opened for racing in 1936 and continued to entertain the local mining community until closing in 1970.

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I am grateful to Jon Seddon for the following link to a map showing the whereabouts of the old track

This section gives a comprehensive picture of the badges produced by the track throughout the ages, but only provides the briefest of glimpses of its history. For those wishing to undertake further research we can recommend a visit to where further reading can be undertaken.

If you have rare Coundon badges and artefacts for sale then email