Home of Harrow Borough FC

Opened 1934

Capacity 3,070

Rating: 4.2

(130) Google Reviews

This is a decent non-league ground. Grandstand on one side, plenty of covered terracing on the sides but none behind the goalmouths. Especially liked the steep terracing which helps get very good views of the pitch. Friendly volunteers, plenty of parking and a thumping home win made for a good day. Recommend a visit.
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4 years ago
Steve is a great guy. Even as a lifelong Wycombe Wanderers fan, he happily showed me around the place. Thank you sir πŸ‘
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4 months ago
Great football ground only place to watch Harrow home games
A very old ground with tired facilities, but this does not reflect on the fantastic people that work there, very accommodating and cheerful, a slice of old school football, with very much community feel. The price of drinks and food are very reasonable, and if you can see through the exterior you will find a hidden gem.....
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a year ago
Good parking. Pleasant staff.
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4 months ago
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History (from Wikipedia)

History[edit]

Harrow Borough F.C. took residency in 1934, a year after forming. They played their first season at a ground on nearby Northolt Road.

A local pavilion was dismantled and rebuilt on the Earlmead site in 1938. Having been presented to the club by a local land owner Mr G Champniss, later club president, it was to call the Champniss Stand. This stand had room for 250 seated and a further 100 standing. During the 
Second World War the Pavilion was successfully blacked out and the club could continue playing. Hurricane lamps under biscuit tins with words such as 'way in' and 'turn left' punched out provided signage.

In 1947-48 extra covering was built out of Ex-
Anderson shelter sheeting and ex-government 6" steel tubes. The remains of this covered terracing is still used on the South-east corner of the ground.

Earlsmead initially consisted of two pitches but the second pitch was sold to the local council in the early 1970s, who then built Earlsmead Primary School on it. With the money raised from the sale, Harrow Borough F.C. built a new clubhouse and installed new floodlights and new concrete terracing. Whilst this major redevelopment took place, the team played the entire 1973–74 season on opponents' or neutral grounds.

In 1995, The Champniss Stand was demolished after 57 years to be replaced with a modern stand to comply with new safety regulations. This new stand, with a seated capacity of 350, was funded through private donations, club fundraising and the 
Football Foundation.

Location[edit]

Earlsmead is on the site of common land on the furthest west side of Roxeth in what was once known as Dabbs Field. In this area, around 850 AD, it is believed there was a now forgotten battle as commemorated in place names such as the Bonefield and the Hundred of Gore.

The surrounding area was built as part of the 
Metro-land developments in the early 1930s. A local housing development, the Earlsmead Housing Estate, appears to have given the ground its name.

Access[edit]

Earlsmead is within 15 minutes walking distance of three London Underground Stations on three separate lines. Rayners Lane (Met/Pic), South Harrow(Pic) and Northolt (Central).Northolt Park (Chiltern Line)British Rail. Bus Routes 140 & 114 stop within three minutes walk of the ground. The H10 through Rayners Lane and 282 through Northolt also pass nearby.[1]

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