Basic Site Details

Name: West Ham Stadium
Town, district or village: West Ham
City or county: London
Country: England
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Used for speedway, greyhound racing and football.

Site now occupied by housing.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Custom House Stadium Alternative name


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 228 July 1928 Opened 
Item 2 of 21972 Demolition 


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 3Archibald ('Archie') LeitchArchitect, EngineerA1928  
Item 2 of 3Archibald Kent Leitch (or Archie Leitch (junior))EngineerA1928  
Item 3 of 3Archibald Leitch & PartnersArchitectural practiceA1928  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Dane, Louis, Sir - businessman and former Lieutenant-Governor of the PunjabHeaded the consortium which financed the building of the stadium


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Inglis, Simon2005Engineering Archie: Archibald Leitch - football ground designer London: English Heritagepp178-9