Site Name: Lord's Cricket-ground
County: London (city-county)
Location Type: Town - in town at determined location
Address: St. John’s Wood Road (between Grove End and Wellington Roads). For a current map, Click Here. For historical maps showing the venue (in addition to the one excerpted at right), Click Here, Here and Here.
Alternate Names: Lord’s New Cricket Ground
Performance Space Description: Information about this venue has not yet been compiled; however, some sense of the performance space may be gleaned by following the links at right. In particular:
See the 'Bibliographic Sources' link for a provisional list of venue-relevant resources (both primary and secondary). Wherever possible (i.e. when the pertinent text is relatively short and/or easily condensed) this material has been transcribed, and appears beneath the appropriate bibliographic citation.
See the 'Events at venue' link for a listing of blackface/minstrelsy-related events that took place in this performance space (with attached bibliographic references).
Dickens, Charles Jr. Dickens's Dictionary of London. Reproduced on The Dictionary of Victorian London Website. 03/28/2008 (http://www.victorianlondon.org/publications/dictionary.htm)
(Under 'COM-CUS' - Entry on Cricket)
Dictionary of Victorian London Online. 07/27/2008 (http://www.victorianlondon.org/)
(Under Entertainment - Sport - Cricket)
London and its Environs. Leipsic: Karl Baedeker, 1885.
”Cricket. Lord's at St John's Wood (p. 219), the headquarters of the Marylebone Club, is the chief cricket ground in London. Here are played, in June and July, the Eton and Harrow, and the Oxford and Cambridge matches, besides many others” (44-5).