Site plan - Fairfield Estate, site of Twickenham Stadium, c. 1906
- This site plan shows the land at Twickenham, bought by the Rugby Football Union for a national rugby stadium there. At the beginning of the twentieth century, Twickenham was a rural suburb of London. Only a few houses existed nearby and much of the purchased land was being used as a market garden. The river Crane was also close by and was prone to flooding. All this made it an unlikely site for a rugby stadium. However, due to the determination of a few committee members the land was bought for ï¿½ï¿½5,772.12s 6d in 1907. The expansion of the nearby railway and the Stadium itself meant the area gradually lost its rural feel and was swallowed up by the expansion of the capital.
- Production Date:
- Circa 1906
- ID no:
- Object Size:
- 291 x 421mm (11 7/16 x 16 9/16")
- J.E.A. Greatorex
- Museum of Rugby (London)
- Object Material:
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