The Mount – London, England - Atlas Obscura

The Mount

The remains of a historic football stadium that once hosted 50,000 spectators. 


At the southwestern corner of Mountsfield Park in Catford, London, lies the remnants of the Mount, a 50,000-seat hilltop stadium that hosted the local football club nearly 100 years ago. 

Originally built for the local Catford Southend team, in the 1923 season the Mount also housed Charlton Athletic, which was struggling to fill its 75,000-capacity stadium, the Valley. A merger between the teams was also being considered but fell through, and Charlton Athletic left the Mount after a single season. Catford Southend ended in 1927 after failing to meet its financial obligations and the stadium itself was demolished in the 1950s.

Today, the historic sports ground can still be visited as part of Mountsfield Park. The grass pitch is bordered by a bank on the northern side that formerly contained the spectator terraces. To the west, the stairs down to the entrance on Carswell Road remain accessible as an entrance to the park.

Know Before You Go

Located in the southwestern corner of Mountsfield Park in London's Catford district. The park is open from 7:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

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