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QPR Grounds 1882 - 1917

QPR is the club in England that have played at most football grounds. Over the years the number of grounds has vary in different publications, between 10 and 14. In the latest review, presented in the 2013-14 QPR programs, 12 grounds were listed. In this webb publication, there will be 10 ground listed, the same number as in the first history of 1899 (with the addition of grounds later then 1899). The 10 grounds shall be added with 3 temporary grounds: Barn Elms, Highbury and Stamford Bridge giving a total of 13 grounds.

 

I have read, until 1895, all the notices in all London newspapers about the Queen's Park Rangers*. For the years 1896-1917 I have read a selection of notices in newspapers. The notices are usually fixture / result lists or match reports. Further down is a compilation of the notices that contain information about the grounds. Another source is QPR's first history in the QPR handbook 1899-1900 season. The second season the club played at Kensal Rise Athletic Ground. In the Conclusions part there is a reasoning about how I arrived at the position of each ground. Then follows a presentation of source material and at the end two shorter articles, the first about Herbert George Teagle and the second about Paddington Recreation Ground.

* With the exception that search engines do not always find all articles.

 

The location of the grounds with some important sources and a summary table with the years and variants of the names
Conclusions

The early football clubs had trouble finding good grounds for football. It was then as now fierce competition about land: from other football clubs, other sports but above all it was the fast growing London needed land for housing, industries and infrastructure. Often the grounds came to lie on the outskirts of the residential areas on the borderland between the city and the countryside. The field the club could hire was often not very suitable for football matches. It could be rough, slant, irregular but the most common problem it became often waterlogged, especially in the winter.

 

Naming of grounds, newspapers

The 19th century naming of grounds was almost always a description of the location of the ground. How to get there. The most common name is the road that is adjacent to the grounds pavilion or the road that leads to the ground. The name could also been taken from the area, the parish, the estate or a park name, if the ground was located in a park. Slightly uncommon, the name was taken from a house, pub or o pavilion, but it does occur. Sometimes the field had a well-established name who continue to live on, such as “Spotted Dog” in east London.

In my research, I have found the names are often given after the nearest train station. it's quite common for a ground to have several different names at the same time. A well-known modern example is West Ham United's previous ground. It was at the same time called: Upton Park, Green Street and Boleyn Ground.

During the 19th centuary, the names were mostly aimed for the club,it's members and supporters. When the away team wrote notices about a game they often used as a ground name, the name of the station where the away team got off the train. Especially in London it could differ from the station used by home supporters as there are several stations near the ground.

The official name should be the name given in addresses, fixture cards and in the annual Handbook which is a kind of annual official document. But it’s difficult to find out the name. Often these documents only describes which road the grounds pavilion is located to. The addresses for the club used to be the home address for the club secretary.

 

Matches

In the early 1880s, almost all matches consisted of friendly matches. During the 1890s, a lot of cups and then league matches were added.

The matches were usually decided before the season started when the team settle a fixture card. These were sent to the newspapers and perhaps also supporters. During the season, there were changes, moves and canceled matches. The clubs advertised for new opponents when they had spare time and indicated what type of resistance they were looking for: a light, medium or strong team.

When I worked with this history, I found out the game order: home teams - away teams is not always correct in the 19th century world. For cup matches, there was a rule that teams that stood first had to choose whether they wanted to play on their own field or on the away team's field. It could be an advantage for a team to play on the away field, especially if your own field was worse and you had a more skilled team. It also seems to have applied to other matches as there are quite a few "home matches" that are played on the away team's field. Below the result of Queens Park Rangers - Kensington Rangers, played at Barn Elms which were the home ground for Kensington Rangers. At that time QPR played at Brondesbury Park.

It should also be noted that the reserve teame sometimes played their home games on other venues than the teams home ground.

 

Source's, naming of grounds and years

Droop Street Old Boys: QPR history 1899,
St Jude's Institute: QPR history 1899, Newspaper
Christ Church Rangers: Newspapers, Hayter QPR history 1948.
Welford Home Farm: Newspapers and QPR history 1899, QPR history 1905 (Woods).
All other grounds: Newspapers from actually day when notices about QPR games were puplished.


Droop Street Old Boys.The time before the St Jude's Institute and QPR,1882-1885

According to QPR History in 1899, the club Droop Street Old Boys was founded in 1882 by former pupils from Droop Street Board School. From the beginning, the school yard was used as a football field. Two piles of cotes at one end of the concrete "field" and a chalk-marked wall at the other served as goalpostsl. This early club was a youth club where the charismatic teacher Johnny Wrightson had helped with the formation and acquisition of football grounds. He was also called the true founder of QPR when he left as a teacher in the first decade of the 20th centuary.

After school yard, the club played on a field in Wormwood Scrubs but it was not good one and the club moved to a field at the end of Chamberlayne Road, just north of the current Kensal Rise Station. To make the club more efficient Johnny Wrightson contact vicar Sydney Bollt at St Judes Church and the club became under the church protection and changed its name to St Judes Institute.

 

Christ Church Rangers 1883 - 1889, later Paddington 1890-1905?

In official history, Queen's Park Rangers are the result of the 1886 merger between the St. Jude's Institute and Christ Church Rangers (CCR). It’s possible to question, both the year and the nature of the merger, as the name QPR is not used until 1888 and Christ Church Rangers continues to operate after 1886 with the same players after as before. But some kind of merger has taken place. The name Rangers is almost certain taken from Christ Church Rangers More in the Christ Church Rangers Blog Post.

Christ Church Rangers first played (1883-84) on a field 200 yards from Willesden Junction, perhaps east of the station at the top of the current Scrubs Lane on the west side. Thereafter from 1884 Kensal Green is named as the ground. There have been a lot of clubs playing at Kensal Green, even QPR, but in that case you can be sure that the ground is called Welford's Home Farm. CCR's field has probably been close to QPR's ground.

The pub "The Case is Altered" at Harrow Road is mentioned in Hayter's QPR history from 1948. He writes that QPR's players changed clothes at the pub. Hayter's main source is club director Wodehouse Junior who retells his father's story. Wodehouse Sr. had been a player in both CCR and QPR. But QPR changed clothes at St Judes Institute. The pub may have been used by the CCR and its ground may have been closer to the pub.

 

Welford's Home Farm, St Judes Institute 1885-88.

Vicar Sydney Bott acquired a field owned by Welford's Diary. The milk producers had three farms in the immediate area: College Farm, Haycroft farm and Home Farm. The field the club rented was near Home Farm, as the name was Welford's Home Form. This name is confirmed in several independent sources: QPR history 1899, Bushranger QPR history 1935 and several newspapers 1887-1892. A later name for the ground Welfords Fieds first appears in Wood's history from 1905. Wood's history is more detailed than the history from 1899 but gives some deviating information for the very oldest history. The facts for the 1899 history was compiled by a group older football player led by H. G. Teagle. All of them had played on Welford's Home Farm and most of them had grew up in Queen's Park, which makes his facts more credible.

 

 

Welford's Home Farm, Queen's Park Rangers: 1888-90, 1892-93.

The name is found in several independent sources: Willesden Chronicle 1892, QPR history 1899, Acton Gazette - Bushranger history 1935. The name used today is different: Welfords Fields. This name is taken from Woods history 1905.

The ground was also named after the nearby railway station Kensal Green, which changed its name to Kensal Rise in 1890 and the name of the football field begins to be called Kensal Rise. All possible combinations have been used: Welford’s Home Farm, Kensal Green Home Farm, Kensal Rise Home Farm and Home Farm only. There are not two or three different fields located in about the same place and with similar name. There is only one field.

The location is adjoining Kensal Green Station (Sporting Life 17/12 1887). It is also south of the station according to Woods 1905.

1888-90 there is two other names used: Queen's Park and Willesden. Queen's Parks is used by the club and refeers to the railway station or the estate. Willesden is used by notice by Acton FC. The ground is in Willesden borough. It's not far away to the Willesden Junction station either. The Acton boys should have got off there.

1892-93 Kensal Rise is a new name for the ground. Kensal Green railway station changed is name 1890 to Kensal Rise.


Brondesbury Park

Brondesbury Park Ground first appears as Willesden Lane in October 1890 and in a 1891 ticket has the address Salusbury Road. At that time Salusbury Road was extended through Brondesbury Park. The upper part of the road changed name to Brondesbury Park ca 1892. The conclusion is that the ground is between those roads. Brondesbury Ground is also called “Park” only. Conclusion: the ground is in the park between the roads and then there are two possible fields as location for the ground.
The west location is more likely: The east location is near the church, which is less likely. In the western location there is also a building that can be the pavilion mentioned in QPR's ticket from 1891.


Gun Club

“Gun Club” is the name of the ground, when the club is advertising after matches in February 1894. It is also called “North Kensington Cricket Ground”, “Wood Lane” and “Wormwood Scrubs”. Above the field is the park Wormwood Scrubs, the shooting club had the shooting ranges there. On general maps, the Gun Club is marked at the location of the shooting ranges, at the height of the current Linford Christie Stadium, but the fields for football and cricket were at Du Cane Road. The North Kensington Cricket Ground is the most likely the field. The Pavillion hotel is also nearby.

 

Harviest Road, West Kilburn

Harviest Road, West Kilburn or Kilburn Cricket Ground was a ground first used by Kilburn Cricket Club. The old site was at Ashmore Road until 1893. When the area was built up the Kilburn CC moved to a new site beside the park “Queens Park”. The location is mentioned in club handbook 1896/97 and was described adjoining to the park ”Queens Park”. There is also a newspaper notice placing the ground next to Salusbury Road. It was also called Mortimer Road changed name to Harviest Road which is the name of the road situated at the ground.


Kensal Rise Athletic Stadium

Before ca 1898 the ground is called National Athletics Grounds and was used för bigger matches such as semi- final, finals of regional cups. QPR hired the ground at four times. At the last spell the ground was often called just "The Rise".

Below is a rectified map with a layer from 1890 on a layer with a modern satellite image.


Latimer Road

Rangers played in Latimer Road one season 1901-1902. They returned to Kensal Rise Athletic Ground next season and moved 1904 to Park Royal. It is in the Park Royal the Green and White hoops are used, probably for the first time. The ground is called Latimer Road but sometimes also St Quintins Park. It's probably from the nearby train station name. Woods writes in 1905 that the ground is at the rear of Latimer Road and St Quintins Avenue. If you look at a map from 1900, it’s the rear and between the two roads.


Park Royal (first ground)

In their pursuit of grounds, QPR ended up at Park Royal 2 miles from Queens Park. This ground had been laid out by the Royal Agriculture Society and was called the Horse Ring, named probably after it’s role as exhibition stadium for horse activities. QPR came to call it Park Royal after the area. The location is marked on a map by the Brent Historical Society. The name Park Royal comes from the Royal Agriculture Society's Showground, which had opened in 1903. It was at Park Royal that QPR first came to play in hooped shirts. When the Rangers made a decisive change of arenas, they also made major changes to the jerseys as well.

 

Park Royal (second ground)
The Royal Agriculture Societys sold its showground in 1907, which meant moving again for QPR. Timely enough, Great Western Railway then had a completely newly built arena with a capacity for 60,000 spectators. It was built nearby the company's railways, probably with the intention of transporting QPR's supporters. The arena also came to be known as the Park Royal. But in the beginning, the arena was called the New Park Royal. The Park Royal also housed the Guinness factory at the spot at the former ground the Horse Ring. Both GWR and Guinness factory workers were QPR supporters. In February 1915, the ground was taken over by the military and QPR's moving cargo returned to Kensal Rise.

White City

White City was first called the Stadium, Shepherds Bush. The arena was built as part of the Franco-British Exhibition. The seating capacity was as many as 68,000 spectators. The first time the club used the arena was Long Good Friday 2012 during a train strike. Few matches were played and no other entertainment was allowed so the club had expected a large number of spectators but not the huge 62,000 spectators, which is the club's attendances record. More about this in a later blog post.

 

Loftus Road

The field at the end of Loftus Road was during the late 19th centuary a typical area between buildings and agriculture. Nearby was Wormholt Farm, which had leased several fields to football clubs such as Shepherd's Bush, Hammersmith, Kensington and Westminster.

Old St Stephens was originally from Westminster and 1905 the club changed its name to Shepherd's Bush FC and leased the field at the end of Loftus Road. During the First World War in 1915, the club ceased to exist and QPR leased the ground 1917. When the Central Railway (Central Line) was built for Shepherd's Bush, the field at Loftus Road was used as landfill, and later when the field became a football pitch, the clay layers made the pitch easily waterlogged.


Herbert George Teagle and the 1899 QPR history

Teagle became the club's second team captain 1893 when he succeeded the club's initiator and first team captain John Mcdonald. Teagle was captain until 1897. He was also occasionally the club's secretary.

When the club wrote its first history in 1899, it was Teagle together with Hiscox, McKenzie and Webb (Ward?) who compiled the facts to the history. Teagle was born and raised in Queens Park, married to a sister of Henry Spurr who was already a player on the schoolyard. Henry Spurr was also the club's chairman when the history was published. This history has high credibility in terms of grounds and the oldest history as it was made by players who played on these grounds.


Paddington Recreation Ground

QPR have played on all the grounds available in north-west London with one exception: Paddington Recretaion Ground. This arena was established as early as 1888 by Paddington borough. Several Paddington clubs have played there, including Paddington FC and Paddington Town FC. But it could have been QPR's ground in the early 20th century. The club placed a bid in 1904? to rent the ground. The club had the highest bid, but the Borough didn't think the area was suitable for a professional club.

 

Newspapers Sources
Blue text is the authors comment. Yellow fields are ground changes. Green fields are cup semifinal and cup final.

Season Date Name More info Matches Source
1886-88 17/12/1887 Welford's Home Farm Ground adjoing Kensal Green stn. Aldenham play at Gospel Oak Aldenham (second) – St Jude's Institute Sporting Life






1888-89 15/08/1888

Late St Judes Institute, (name change). Secr. Walter R. Miller Sporting Life
1888-89 03/11/1888 Queen's Park Railway Station and estate. Fixture: QPR – North Paddington Sporting Life
1888-88 21/11/1888 Queen's Park St John's play at Stamford Brook Fixture: St John's Hammersmith - QPR Sporting Life
1888-89 15/12/1888 Willesden Acton don´t play at Willesden. Fixture: Acton – QPR. Sporting Life
1888-89 16/02/1889 Kensal Green Railway station WLFACC semi-final Sporting Life






1889-90 16/11/1889 Kensal Green
Fixture: QPR – Bohemians Middlesex County Times
1889-90 19/11/1889 Kensal Green
Fixture: QPR – Kensingington Rangers Sporting Life
1889-90 20/11/1889

Wants games away. Secretary: H. Spurr Sporting Life
1889-90 30/11/1889 Home Farm, Kensal Green
Fixture: QPR – Westminister Sporting Life,
1889-90 30/11/1889 Queens Park
Fixture: QPR – Westminister (Same as above) Globe
1889-90 07/02/1890 Kensal Green Bohemians play at Ealing Dean Bohemians – QPR
1889-90 04/04/1890
QPR did a away tour Away: Wallingford, Berkshire






1890-91 03/10/1890 London Scottish Ground
QPR have taken over London Scottish Ground at Brondesbury Willesden Chronicle
1890-91 10/10/1890 Brondesbury Park
Fixture: QPR – St Bartholomews Hospitals Evening News (London)
1890-91 10/10/1890 Willesden Lane
Fixture: QPR – St Bartholomews Hospital (Same as above) Evening News (London)
1890-91 25/10/1890 Brondesbury Park
Fixture: QPR – Clapton West London Observer
1890-91 01/11/1890 Brondesbury Park
Fixture: QPR – Tottenham Hotspurs (LCT) Sporting Life
1890-91 07/11/1890 Brondesbury Park
Want matches. Secretary W. Ridout Sporting Life
1890-91 22/11/1890 Brondesbury Park
Fixture: QPR – Vulcan Sporting Life
1890-91 29/11/1890 Brondesbury Park
QPR – Vulcan 2-2 West London Observer
1890-91 20/12/1890 Brondesbury Park
QPR – 1st Scots Guards 1-4 West London Observer
1890-91 27/12/1890 Brondesbury Park
Fixture: QPR 2nd – Brodensbury West London Observer
1890-91 03/11/1890 Brondesbury Park
Tottenham Hotspurs – QPR 1-1 Sporting Life
1890-91 07/11/1890 Brondesbury Park
Want matchesfor Boxing day. Secretary W. Ridout Sporting Life
1890-91 14/11/1890 Brondesbury
Fixture: QPR – Clapham Evening News (London)
1890-91 15/11/1890 Brondesbury Park
Fixture: QPR 2nd – Fulham res. West London Observer
1890-91 15/11/1890 Brondesbury Park
QPR – Clapham 10-0 West London Observer
1890-91 29/11/1890 Kensal Rise
Fixture: QPR 2nd – Fulham res. West London Observer
1890-91 06/12/1890 North Kensington
Fixture: QPR 2nd – Stanley 2nd. West London Observer
1890-91 08/12/1890 Brondesbury
Fixture: QPR – Kings College Sporting Life
1890-91 13/12/1890 Finchley
QPR – St John´s, Hmmersmith 8-0 Sporting Life
1890-91 10/01/1891 Willesden
Fixture: QPR – Polytechnic The Sportsman
1890-91 15/01/1891 Brondesbury Park
Want matches for strong club. Secretary W. Ridout Sporting Life
1890-91 17/01/1891 Willesden
Fixture: QPR – Kings College Hospital Sporting Life
1890-91 21/01/1891

1st team wants matches opposte ground, Teagle club secr. Sporting Life
1890-91 31/01/1891 Barn Elm Kensington Rangers play at Barn Elms (QPR Choose*) Fixture: QPR – Kensington Rangers WLOCC Sporting Life
1890-91 07/02/1891 Kensal Green
Fixture: QPR – Bohemians Sporting Life
1890-91 12/03/1891 Barn Elms 1st team plays Tottenham same day Fixture: QPR reservers – Ealing Dean Willesden Chronicle
1890-91 12/03/1891 Park
Fixture: QPR –Tottenham Sporting Life






1891-92 09/1891 Brondesbury Ground, Salusbury Road QPR ticket Photo of the QPR ticket
1891-92 26/09/1891 Leyton Grange Park play at Leyton Fixture: QPR – Grange Park Sporting Life
1891-92 12/10/1891 Brondesbury Park
QPR – Minerva 0 – 7 Sporting Life
1891-92 31/10/1891 Brondesbury Park
Fixture: QPR – Old St Stephens Sporting Life
1891-92 01/11/1891 Brondesbury
QPR – Old St Stephens 0 – 7 Reynolds Newspaper
1891-92 27/11/1891 Brondesbury Park
Fixture: QPR Reserves – Aldenham Institute Willesden Chronicle
1891-92 21/11/1891 Ilford
QPR – Ilford Park 4 – 1, Forsaking Brondesbury Park Willesden Chronicle
1891-92 28/11/1891 Cricklewood
QPR (reserves) – Cricklewood 1 – 4 Willesden Chronicle
1891-92 21/01/1892
Brondesbury ground to wet? QPR (strong) Wants matches opponents grn. HG Teagle Sc Sporting Life






1892-93 15/08/1892 Welfords Home Farm, Kensal
QPR Ground Welfords Home Farm Willesden Chronicle
1892-93 24/09/1892 Acton Acton is home for Kildare Fxture: QPR – Kildare Sporting Life
1892-93 12/10/1892 Home Farm, Kensal Rise
QPR Reserves wants matches Strong – medium Sporting Life
1892-93 28/10/1892 Paddington Recreation Grnd Away game Paddington – QPR 2 – 0 Kilburn Times
1892-93 12/11/1892 Raynes Park South London ground Fixture: QPR – Old St John's (Battersea) The Sportsman
1892-93 25/11/1892 Queen's Park
QPR – Noel Park 2 – 0 Kilburn Times
1892-93 25/11/1892 Kensal Rise Unclear location of Cavendish ground? Fixture: Cavendish – QPR Sporting Life
1892-93 10/12/1892 Kensal Rise
Fixture: QPR – Stanley West London Observer
1892-93 10/12/1892 Kensal Rise Away game Kensal – QPR 3 – 0 Sporting Life
1892-93 14/12/1892 Home Farm
QPR Reserves wants matches Strong – medium West London Observer
1892-93 16/12/1892 Kensal Rise
QPR – Stanley 0 -3 Willesden Chronicle
1892-93 13/01/1893 Kensal Rise
QPR – Paddington. QPR refuse to play Willesden Chronicle
1892-93 14/01/1893 Shepherds Bush Shepherds Bush is Hammersmith ground Fixture: QPR – Hammersmith Sporting Life
1892-93 14/01/1893 Kensal Rise
QPR – Kildare 3 – 0. Kiladre protesting Willesden Chronicle
1892-93 10/02/1893 Kensal Rise
QPR – Hounslow 3-1 Willesden Chronicle
1892-93 11/02/1893 Kensal Rise
Fixture: QPR reserves – Fulham Sporting Life
1892-93 29/03/1893 Kensal Rise
QPR reserves - Brentford Middlesex Independant
1892-93 01/04/1893 National Athletic Stadium Semi-final West London Observer Cup Stanleey – QPR 0-4. Semi-final WLOFCC West London Observer
1892-93 29/04/1893 National Athletic Stadium Final West London Observer Cup Fulham – QPR 0-3. Final WLOFCC West London Observer






1893-94 07/10/1893 Kensal Rise
Fixture: QPR Reserves – Polytechnic Evening Bank
1893-94 14/10/1893 Wood Lane, Wormwood Scrubs
Fixture: QPR Reserves – Polytechnic Sporting Life
1893-94 14/10/1893 Wormwood Scrubs
Fixture: QPR – St Martins Athletics Sporting Life
1893-94 28/10/1893 North Kensington Cricket Ground
QPR reserve team wants matches at home Sporting Life
1893-94 28/10/1893 Hendon Sutherland is in Henson Fixture: QPR – Sutherland Sporting Life
1893-94 01/11/1893 North Kensington Cricket Ground
Stanley – QPR 1-0 Sporting Life
1893-94 01/11/1893 Wormwood Scrubs
Fixture: QPR – Hendon Rovers Sporting Life
1893-94 18/11/1893 Wormwood Scrubs
QPR – Old Argyle Sporting Life
1893-94 13/01/1894 Kensal Rise
Fixture: Hammersmith Athletic – QPR West London Observer
1893-94 20/01/1894 Custom House Anchor playes at Custom House Fixture: Anchor – QPR Sporting Life
1893-94 27/01/1894 Wormwood Scrubs
QPR – Acton Rovers 4 – 0 Sporting Life
1893-94 17/02/1894 Gun Club, Wormwood Scrubs, oppostie Pavillion hotel
Fixture: QPR – Hammersmith Athletic West London Observer
1893-94 07/03/1894 Wormwood Scrubs station, Outside
Charity game: The B's (Brentford) Middlesex Independant
1893-94 10/03/1894 Kensal Rise
Fixture: QPR – Brentford Sporting Life
1893-94 24/03/1894 Wormwood Scrubs
Fixture: QPR – St Thomas Sporting Life
1893-94 31/03/1894 Wormwood Scrubs
Fixture: QPR – Anchor Sporting Life






1894-95 09/09/1894

New grounds open 6 October Evning News (London)
1894-95 03/11/1894 Rayners Lane Marcians playes at Putney Fixture: QPR – Marcians Sporting Life
1894-95 24/11/1894 Kilburn Cricket Ground, Mortimer Road
Fixture: City Ramblers – QPR Sporting Life
1894-95 25/11/1894 Kilburn
Fixture: QPR – Ciry Ramblers Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper
1894-95 01/12/1894 West Kilburn
QPR Reserves wants match on Boxing day Sporting Life
1894-95 07/12/1894 West Kilburn
Fixture: QPR – Woodford Sporting Life
1894-95 12/01/1895 Queens Park
Fixture: QPR (second) – Hampstead Reservers Sporting Life
1894-95 30/03/1895 West Kilburn
Fixture: QPR – Prarie Rangers Sporting Life






1895-96 14/10/1895 Kensal Rise
QPR – Old St Stephen's 2-2 London Evning Standard
1895-96 21/10/1895 Queens Park, Kilburn
QPR – Polytechnic 1-1 London Evning Standard
1895-96 30/11/1895 Kilburn
Fixture: Woodford – QPR. To be played at Kilburn. Sporting Life
1895-96 27/01/1896 West Kilburn
Fixture: QPR – Casuals Daily Telegraph & Courier






1896-97 26/08/1896 Kilburn
QPR (reserves) have matches open, december, january Sporting Life
1896-97 08/01/1897 West Kilburn
QPR – One and all 13-0






1897-98 03/12/1897 Harviest Road
QPR – Leyton Kilburn Times
1897-98 11/02/1898 Kilburn
QPR – Northfleet Harrow Observer
1897-98 25/04/1898 Kensal Rise Athletic Ground
QPR – Everton 0 – 6. Opening of the new ground Sporting Life






1898-99 03/09/1898 Kensal Rise
Fixture: QPR – Richmond Morning Post
1898-99 02/01/1899 Kensal Rise
QPR – Crouch End Vampires 0-0 Morning Post






1899-00 01/09/1899 Kensal Rise Athletic Ground
Pre match notes. QPR – Brighton Willesden Chronicle
1899-00 01/02/1900 Kensal Rise
Cup draw: QPR - Millwall Pall Mall Gazette






1900-01 07/09/1900 Kensal Rise
QPR -Portsmouth Willesden Chronicle
1900-01 07/03/1901 Kensal Rise
Fixture: QPR – Brentford Sporting Life






1901-02 23/08/1901 Latimer Road
The Rangers new ground at Latimer Road will soon be ready Willesden Chronicle
1901-02 05/09/1901 St Quintin's Park Name of the nearest railway station QPR - Grays United 1-0 St James's Gazette
1901-02 07/03/1902 Latimer Road
London League: QPR – Woolwich Arsenal Reserves Woolwich Herald






1902-04 25/08/1902 Kensal Rise Athletic Ground
After a year in Latimer Roafd The Rangers had return to KRG. Sporting Life
1902-04 07/03/1903 Kensal Rise
Fixture: QPR – Bristol Rovers London Evning Standard
1902-04 12/02/1904 The Rise
QPR – Kettering Kilburn Times






1904-07 09/08/1904 Park Royal
QPR ...a new and splended ground at Park Royal Athletic Chat
1904-07 01/04/1907 Park Royal
Fixture: QPR – Swindon Morning Post






1907-15 02/11/1907 New Park Raoyal
QPR – Millwall. New ground open Sporting Life
1907-15 05/02/1915 Park Royal
QPR – Tottenham 0-1 Sporting Life






1915-17 10/02/1915 Kensal Rise
Rangers appiled for change from Park Royal to Kensal Rise Sporting Life
1915-17 12/04/1917 Kensal Rise
QPR – Luton 2-2 Illustrated Police News






1917 -18 31/08/1917 Loftus Road
A new venue: QPR has managed to secure Loftus Road. The Sportsman