Thursday, November 10, 2022

Millwall Mapped - exactly where was the Old Den?

In 1993, Millwall FC moved from the Old Den in New Cross to the New Den not far away to the north of Surrey Canal Road. The ground was demolished and housing replaced it. Thanks to the wonders of the National Library of Scotland's  map collection it is possible to show the precise location by overlaying an old map on a current street plan (use the site's 'transparency of overlay' feature). 

As you can see, John Williams Close now occupies the stadium's former whereabouts. You can work out easily enough where the goalmouths were too - the Cold Blow Lane end by Bannister House and at the Ilderton Road end by Gasson House. 

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