Deed of Conveyance, Twickenham Stadium, 1907; Land Registry, Middlesex Deed Depa...


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Deed of Conveyance, Twickenham Stadium, 1907

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The Deed of Conveyance relates to the Rugby Football Union's purchase of land in Twickenham on the 9th August 1907 for a national rugby stadium. The previous two years had seen England play sell-out matches against New Zealand and South Africa at Crystal Palace and because of this the decision was taken that a national home for England rugby should be found in London.

RFU Committee member William Williams was largely responsible for acquiring the site at Twickenham, which at the time was partially being used as a market garden. The 10 1/4 acre site was sold for the sum of £5,772.12s 6d and became nicknamed "Billy Williams’ cabbage patch".


Land Registry, Middlesex Deed Department

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Signatures: John Frazer Donald, Jonathon Donald, Joseph Cape, Mary Donald, William Cail, Charles Arnold Crane, Edward Temple Gurdon, John Hammond and Arthur Hartley


450 x 270 mm

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Donated Jan 2003

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