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Brentford
Brentford
(/ˈbrɛntfəd/) is a town in west London, England, historic county town of Middlesex
Middlesex
and part of the London
London
Borough of Hounslow, at the confluence of the River Brent
River Brent
and the Thames, 8 miles (13 km) west-by-southwest of Charing Cross. It has formed part of Greater London
Greater London
since 1965. Its economy has diverse company headquarters buildings which mark the start of the M4 corridor; in transport it also has two railway stations and Boston Manor
Boston Manor
Underground station on its north-west border with Hanwell. Brentford
Brentford
has a convenience shopping and dining venue grid of streets at its centre. Brentford
Brentford
at the start of the 21st century attracted regeneration of its little-used warehouse premises and docks including the re-modelling of the waterfront to provide more economically active shops, townhouses and apartments, some of which comprises Brentford
Brentford
Dock. A 19th and 20th centuries mixed social and private housing locality: New Brentford
Brentford
is contiguous with the Osterley
Osterley
neighbourhood of Isleworth
Isleworth
and Syon Park
Syon Park
and the Great West Road which has most of the largest business premises.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Toponymy 1.2 Early Brentford 1.3 Local fair 1.4 Brentford
Brentford
Dock 1.5 The Hardwick family 1.6 Timeline

2 Local government 3 Geography 4 Demography and housing 5 Economy 6 Landmarks

6.1 The Syon estate 6.2 Brentford
Brentford
Monument 6.3 Saint Paul's Church 6.4 Saint Faith's Church 6.5 Saint Lawrence's Church 6.6 Saint John the Evangelist's Church 6.7 Saint George's Church 6.8 On the periphery 6.9 Brentford
Brentford
Dock 6.10 Others

7 Sports 8 Transport 9 In popular culture 10 See also 11 References 12 Further reading 13 External links

History[edit] Further information: History of London Toponymy[edit]

Bettany Hughes
Bettany Hughes
describing the Roman-era river crossing at Brentford

The name is recorded as Breguntford in 705 in an Anglo-Saxon charter and means 'ford over the River Brent'. The name of the river is Celtic and means 'holy one' and the '-ford' suffix is Old English.[2] The ford was most likely located where the main road crossed the river. New Brentford
Brentford
is recorded as Newe Braynford in 1521 and was previously known as Westbraynford. Old Brentford
Brentford
is recorded as Old Braynford in 1476 and was previously known as Estbraynford.[2] Early Brentford[edit] The settlement pre-dates the Roman occupation of Britain, and thus pre-dates the founding of London
London
itself. Many pre-Roman artifacts have been excavated in and around the area in Brentford
Brentford
known as 'Old England'. Bronze Age
Bronze Age
pottery and burnt flints have been found in separate sites in Brentford. The quality and quantity of the artefacts suggests that Brentford
Brentford
was a meeting point for pre-Romanic tribes. One well known Iron Age
Iron Age
piece from about 100 BC – AD 50 is the Brentford
Brentford
horn-cap[3] – a ceremonial chariot fitting that formed part of local antiquarian Thomas Layton's collection,[4] now held by the Museum of London. The Celtic knot pattern (the ' Brentford
Brentford
Knot') on this item has been copied for use on modern jewellery.

The Thames Lock on the Grand Union Canal
Grand Union Canal
at Brentford.

Brentford Dock
Brentford Dock
lock gates and Justin Close Brentford Dock
Brentford Dock
is a basin off the Thames, with modern housing around it.

The former Brentford
Brentford
GWR Station view eastward on Brentford
Brentford
High St. The station, on a branch from Southall
Southall
to Brentford
Brentford
Docks, had been on the left. The passenger station and the service from Southall
Southall
were closed on 4/5/42, but although Brentford Dock
Brentford Dock
was closed in 1964, goods trains ran to Brentford
Brentford
Town Goods until 7/12/70.

Confluence
Confluence
of Rivers Thames and Brent at Brentford
Brentford
The photograph was taken from the redeveloped docklands at Brentford. In the foreground is the River Brent, and in the background is the River Thames
River Thames
with carpark at Kew
Kew
Gardens.

Brentford
Brentford
is the first point on the tidal portion of the River Thames which was easily fordable by foot (this was before dredging took place). Partly for this reason it has been suggested that Julius Cæsar crossed the Thames here during his invasion of Britain in 54 BC, and the Brentford
Brentford
Monument outside the County Court asserts that a battle took place here at this time between Cæsar's forces and Cassivellaunus.[5] In his own account, Cæsar writes that he crossed the river 80 miles (130 km) from the sea, and Brentford
Brentford
is this distance from his supposed landing beach. He further states that the river bank was protected by sharp stakes. During the building of Brentford Dock
Brentford Dock
many such oak stakes were discovered. Dredging the river uncovered so many more that they had to be removed, for they were a hazard to navigation.[6] Although Cæsar's descriptions are compelling, there has been no archaeological proof that this was the spot where he and his army had to fight to cross. It must also be kept in mind that Julius Cæsar's own accounts suffered in some part to his embellishment of the facts. Local fair[edit] A local town fair, called the Brentford
Brentford
Festival, has been held in Brentford
Brentford
every September since 1900.[7][8] Brentford
Brentford
Dock[edit] Main article: Brentford
Brentford
Dock The building of Brentford Dock
Brentford Dock
was started in 1855[9] and it was formally opened in 1859. The dock yard is now a Marina
Marina
and housing estate.[10] The Hardwick family[edit] A notable family from Brentford
Brentford
was the 18th/19th century architectural father and son partnership, the Hardwicks. Thomas Hardwick Senior (1725–1798) and Thomas Hardwick
Thomas Hardwick
Junior (1752–1829) were both from Brentford
Brentford
and are buried in the old church of St Laurence. Hardwick Senior was the master mason for the Adam Brothers during the construction of Syon House. Hardwick Junior assisted in the building of Somerset House and was known for his designs of churches in the capital. He was also a tutor of J.M.W Turner whom he helped start Turner's illustrious career in art. Both father and son did a great deal of remodelling and rebuilding on the church of St Laurence. Timeline[edit]

54 BC Brentford
Brentford
is a likely site of a battle recorded by Julius Cæsar between Julius Cæsar and the local king, Cassivellaunus. 781 Council of Brentford
Brentford
recording settlement of a dispute between King Offa of Mercia, and the Bishop of Worcester 1016 Battle of Brentford
Brentford
between the invading Canute and Edmund Ironside 1431 Relocation of Syon Abbey
Syon Abbey
to Brentford
Brentford
from Twickenham 1539 Destruction of Syon Abbey
Syon Abbey
by King Henry VIII 1616 – 1617 Pocahontas
Pocahontas
(birth name: Matoaka), Pamunkey
Pamunkey
princess, resided in Brentford
Brentford
with her husband, John Rolfe
John Rolfe
and son Thomas. 1642 Battle of Brentford
Brentford
during the English Civil War 1682 A very violent storm of rain, accompanied with thunder and lightning, caused a sudden flood, which did great damage to the town of Brentford. The whole place was overflown ; boats rowed up and down the streets, and several houses and other buildings were carried away by the force of the waters.[11] 1717 Brentford
Brentford
Turnpike Trust founded to maintain the road between Kensington
Kensington
and Hounslow 1756 Ronalds nursery established by Hugh Ronalds' father on Brentford High Street (closed 1880)[12] 1805 Start of operations of the Grand Junction Canal
Grand Junction Canal
(later the Grand Union Canal) 1815 – 1817 John Quincy Adams, sixth President of the USA, lived in Brentford. 1828 William Corder was arrested on Wednesday 23 April at Everley Grove House, Ealing
Ealing
Lane in Brentford, for the notorious Red Barn Murder. 1841 Brentford
Brentford
was flooded, caused by the Brent Reservoir
Brent Reservoir
becoming overfull so that the overflow cut a breach in the earth dam. Several lives lost.[13] 1849 Start of operations of the Hounslow
Hounslow
Loop line, providing service to Kew
Kew
Bridge, Brentford
Brentford
Central and Syon Lane stations in the Brentford
Brentford
area. 1859 Start of operations of the Great Western & Brentford
Brentford
Railway company linking Brentford Dock
Brentford Dock
to the Great Western Railway
Great Western Railway
main line at Southall. Additional passenger station named ' Brentford
Brentford
Town' later constructed just north of Brentford
Brentford
High Street. 1884 Start of operations of Boston Manor
Boston Manor
Underground station (then known as Boston Road). 1889 Brentford
Brentford
Football Club founded by a rowing club seeking a winter sport. 30 May 1925 – Great West Road officially opened by King George V. Later the Brentford
Brentford
section became known as the Golden Mile due to the large number of factories that relocated there to take advantage of the good communications. The factories provided high employment and stimulation to the local economy. 1 January 1929 – Grand Junction Canal
Grand Junction Canal
bought by the Regent's Canal and amalgamated with other canals to form the Grand Union Canal. 1965 Opening of elevated section of M4 motorway

The road which is now Brentford
Brentford
High Street served as the main road to the South West of Britain for many centuries, and even now, the M4 motorway and the Great West Road pass approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) north of the original main road through Brentford.

Local government[edit] Brentford
Brentford
developed around the ancient boundary between the parishes of Ealing
Ealing
and Hanwell. It was divided between the chapelry of Old Brentford
Brentford
to the east in Ealing
Ealing
and the chapelry of New Brentford
Brentford
in Hanwell
Hanwell
to the west. Of the two areas, Old Brentford
Brentford
was significantly larger. New Brentford
Brentford
was first described as the county town of Middlesex
Middlesex
in 1789, on the basis that it was the location of elections of knights for the shire (or Members of Parliament) from 1701.[14][15] In 1795 New Brentford
Brentford
(as it was then) was "considered as the county-town; but there is no town-hall or other public building" causing confusion that remains to this day.[16] The borough of Hounslow
Hounslow
was formed in 1965, under the London Government Act 1963, by the merger of the area of the former Brentford and Chiswick
Chiswick
Urban District, Feltham Urban District
Feltham Urban District
and the Heston
Heston
and Isleworth
Isleworth
Urban District (which held borough status as did Brentford and Chiswick) of Middlesex. Geography[edit] Nearest places:

Places adjacent to Brentford

NW: Hanwell Ealing NE: Gunnersbury

Osterley

Brentford

Chiswick

SW: Isleworth, Twickenham Kew SE: Strand-on-the-Green, Chiswick

Demography and housing[edit]

2011 Census Homes

Ward Detached Semi-detached Terraced Flats and apartments Caravans/temporary/mobile homes/houseboats Shared between households[1]

Brentford 150 826 1,425 3,511 17 25

Syon (most homes in the ward are in New Brentford) 147 806 1,488 3,299 33 17

2011 Census Households

Ward Population Households % Owned outright % Owned with a loan hectares[1]

Brentford Brentford
Brentford
14,353 5,954 15 23 315

Syon 13,554 5,790 16 28 272

Economy[edit]

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Allianz
Allianz
Cornhill Animal Health Best Foods, food importer and distributor Barratt Homes Brompton Bicycle
Brompton Bicycle
(Headquarters), manufacturer of folding bicycles Carillion Datapoint
Datapoint
(Headquarters) GlaxoSmithKline
GlaxoSmithKline
(Headquarters)[17] Global Blue
Global Blue
(previously Global Refund) Global Blue EMC ( London
London
offices) E.M.Tool Designs (Ltd) (Headquarters) Heidelberg Graphic Equipment Ltd. (subsidiary of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG)[18] JCDecaux
JCDecaux
UK[19] Kraft Foods International (European Union) Mapmechanics – GIS firm[20] Sega Europe
Sega Europe
has its head office in Brentford[21] Sky Tie Rack Corporate Neckwear WorleyParsons
WorleyParsons
( London
London
offices) Brentford
Brentford
Lock West[22]

Landmarks[edit]

Syon House

The Syon estate[edit] Syon House, the London
London
residence of the Duke of Northumberland, is a large mansion and park in Syon ward, described above, that has long been shared with Isleworth. Some of its seasonally marshy land is now a public nature reserve. The estate has a hotel (Hilton London
London
Syon Park), visitor centre and garden centre. Syon Abbey, demolished and replaced (with reworked gatehouses) by the newer mansion, had the largest abbey church in England
England
in the Middle Ages. The location of Syon Abbey
Syon Abbey
in the park was unknown until archeological investigations in the grounds in 2003 (for the television series Time Team) and 2004 revealed the foundations of the abbey church. It was larger than Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey
is now, but no above-ground structure remains. There were complex reasons for its destruction. The London
London
Butterfly House in Syon Park
Syon Park
was an insectarium like a large glasshouse containing a butterfly zoo. Visitors could see butterflies and moths flying about, feeding, and emerging from chrysalises. There was also a colony of large ants (kept with the butterflies), a small tropical bird aviary, and a small gallery of reptiles, amphibians, insects and spiders. The lease on the current site expired in October 2007 and the Butterfly House closed on 28 October.

Front of Boston manor House

Boston Manor
Boston Manor
House, built in 1622, is a Jacobean manor house, noted for its fine plasterwork ceilings. Syon Park
Syon Park
House (demolished in 1953, and not to be confused with Syon House itself) housed the ' Syon Park
Syon Park
Academy' where the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley was educated between the ages of 10 and 12 before moving on to Eton. A Royal Mail depot stands on the site now. This may also be the site of the dwelling where Pocahontas
Pocahontas
lived in Brentford End between 1616 and 1617. Brentford
Brentford
Monument[edit]

Monument outside Brentford
Brentford
County Court commemorating four major events in the town's history.

In 1909 a monument was made out of two stone pillars that used to support lamps on the old Brentford
Brentford
bridge over the Grand Union Canal. The monument originally stood at the end of Ferry Lane; after being covered in coal unloaded from boats, it was moved further up the lane in 1955. In 1992 it was moved again to its present site at the junction of Brentford
Brentford
High Street and Alexandra Road, outside the County Court. The monument commemorates four major events in Brentford's history: the supposed crossing of the Thames by Julius Caesar in 54 BC; the council of Brentford
Brentford
by King Offa of Mercia
Offa of Mercia
in 781; the defeat of King Canute by King Edmund Ironside at the first Battle of Brentford
Brentford
in 1016; and the second Battle of Brentford
Brentford
in 1642.[23] Saint Paul's Church[edit]

Saint Paul's Church

Built in 1868 from Kentish ragstone, Saint Paul's Church is one of Brentford's two current Anglican parish churches, and a distinct landmark. Its spire is clearly visible. The architect was H. Francis. In 1959 and 1961 the parishes of the nearby churches of Saint George and Saint Lawrence were amalgamated with Saint Paul.[24] Inside the church is a painting by local artist Johann Zoffany
Johann Zoffany
called Christ's Last Supper. It was originally intended to be installed in St Anne's Church, Kew, but the local people objected, and therefore in 1887 it was installed in Saint George's Church instead. When that church was closed in 1959, the painting was transferred to its present location in Saint Paul's Church.[25] Saint Faith's Church[edit] Brentford's other Anglican parish church, Saint Faith's, is a comparatively recent building, dating from 1906-7. Designed in Gothic Revival style, by G F Bodley and D G Hare, it was described by the poet John Betjeman:

St Faith’s displays all the splendour of Bodley in its simplicity and strength. It rises like a great ship over the housetops and inside the view from the west end leads you naturally to the altar and up to the roof.

[26] Saint Lawrence's Church[edit]

The derelict St Lawrence's church

There has been a church on the site of Brentford's former parish church of Saint Lawrence since the 12th century, but the tower dates from the 15th century, and the remainder of the church was rebuilt in 1764 from brick. There were a number of interesting monuments in the church, including one dedicated to a Maurice de Berkeley, dating from 1189, who was buried in the original church. The church was closed in 1961 and the monuments removed, and the parish was united with Saint Paul's.[27] The church has now been in a derelict state for more than half a century. A war memorial stood outside the church until 2009, when it was moved to Brentford
Brentford
Library.[28] Saint John the Evangelist's Church[edit] The church, opened in 1866, was built for Irish railway construction workers, by an architect named Jackman. Saint George's Church[edit] An unconsecrated chapel was built from subscriptions raised from 57 prominent inhabitants on the site in 1762; previously the parish was part of Ealing. The old chapel was demolished in 1886 and eventually replaced by the current building designed by A. W. Blomfield. The painting of the Last Supper by Zoffany was transferred to the new church. It was closed in 1959 and used as the home for the Musical Museum from 1963 until the Museum moved to new premises. It is now (2017) being converted into flats. On the periphery[edit] Gunnersbury
Gunnersbury
Park Museum is in Gunnersbury
Gunnersbury
House, narrowly in Gunnersbury
Gunnersbury
(the north-west of Chiswick) containing artifacts and former furnishings of the Rothschild family, who were culturally and financially pre-eminent across France, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and North America. Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens
is visible from the scattering of high rise buildings towering over the town and some of the mid rise ones. The Weir bar, formerly 'The White Horse', was where the artist J. M. W. Turner lived for one year at the age of ten. He is regarded as having started his interest in painting while living there. Later he lived in Isleworth
Isleworth
and Twickenham.

The Pool of Brentford
Brentford
Lock with new developments and GSK building in background

Brentford
Brentford
Dock[edit] Brentford Dock
Brentford Dock
came to single use and engineered enlargement as a freight terminus of the Great Western Railway. It was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
and built between 1855 and 1859 at the confluence of the River Thames
River Thames
and River Brent. A spur line from the GWR at Southall
Southall
was constructed to the Brentford Dock
Brentford Dock
railway station to facilitate easy transferral of freight from lighters and barges on the Thames to GWR-served destinations in the west of the country. The dock was redeveloped as residential accommodation from the early 1970s, and little industrial archeology remains. However, Dock Road still retains some of its original fan pattern cobblestone road bed and examples of Brunel's broad-gauge 'bridge section' rail can be seen there. The Brentford Dock
Brentford Dock
flats (originally named the Tiber Estate)[29] were built alongside formerly important transport infrastructure as Brentford
Brentford
is the terminus of the Grand Union Canal, originally the Grand Junction Canal. This waterway is still in use for leisure traffic as part of the Grand Union Canal. Others[edit]

Brentford
Brentford
Public Library

Brentford
Brentford
Public Library is a Carnegie library, built by the architect Nowell Parr
Nowell Parr
and opened in 1904. Outside the library is Brentford
Brentford
War Memorial, accompanied by three smaller war memorials. Brentford Baths
Brentford Baths
(1896), also by the architect Nowell Parr, is a Grade II listed example of late Victorian architecture. The London
London
Museum of Water & Steam houses the world's largest working beam engine, and its narrow cuboid tower is an emblem of the town. The Musical Museum houses a large collection of mechanical musical instruments, such as player pianos and a Wurlitzer organ.

Houseboats on the Thames at Brentford, from Kew
Kew
Bridge

The Butts Estate, a Georgian square and associated conservation area, contains several Grade II listed buildings some dating back to 1680.[30] Sports[edit] Griffin Park
Griffin Park
is home to Brentford
Brentford
Football Club and Chelsea Football Club Reserves (from 2002 until 23 September 2005 it was the home of the London
London
Broncos rugby league club – subsequently they were renamed Harlequins RL and transferred to The Stoop). Brentford F.C.
Brentford F.C.
is a professional English football club based in Brentford
Brentford
in the London
London
Borough of Hounslow. It currently plays in the Football League Championship. It was founded in 1889 by members of the defunct Brentford
Brentford
Rowing Club and plays its home games at Griffin Park, its home stadium since 1904. The club has a long-standing rivalry with near neighbours, Fulham.[31] Transport[edit] Nearest London
London
Underground stations:

Northfields Boston Manor South Ealing Gunnersbury

Nearest railway stations:

Brentford
Brentford
railway station Kew
Kew
Bridge railway station Syon Lane railway station

In popular culture[edit]

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Brentford
Brentford
industrial status and the Great West Road are notable facets of Aldous Huxley's 1932 Brave New World, a novel. Set in London
London
in AD 2540 (632 A.F.—"After Ford"), the influential dystopia anticipates changes in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological manipulation, and classical conditioning that combine to change society profoundly. The BBC Three sitcom People Just Do Nothing
People Just Do Nothing
is set in and around Brentford. The Brentford
Brentford
Trilogy, a series of "far fetched fiction" novels by Robert Rankin, humorously chronicle the lives of a couple of drunken middle-aged layabouts, Jim Pooley and John Omally, who confront the forces of darkness in the environs of West London, usually with the assistance of large quantities of beer from their favourite public house, The Flying Swan. See also[edit]

London
London
portal

List of people from Hounslow List of schools in Hounslow

References[edit]

Notes

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Place Names. Oxford.  ^ http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/archive/lbl/pages/moreObjResult.asp?id=4542&code=O1760&terms=horn+cap&search=&whichobj=&go=Go Archived 12 March 2007 at the Wayback Machine. museumoflondon.org.uk ^ http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/archive/lbl/pages/toursCollectors1.asp Archived 27 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine. museumoflondon.org.uk ^ "The Thomas Layton Collection, Inscription on the Brentford Monument". Thomaslayton.org.uk. Retrieved 2014-06-03. [permanent dead link] ^ Sharpe, Montagu (1926). Some accounts of bygone Hanwell. Page 7,8,9, & 10. Brentford
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Printing and Publishing Coy., Ltd. London. UK. ^ " Brentford
Brentford
Festival 2010". Brentfordfestival.org.uk. Archived from the original on 1 June 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2014.  ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 March 2012. Retrieved 2011-07-06.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 September 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-15.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 January 2010. Retrieved 2011-05-15.  ^ Brentford, The Environs of London: volume 2: County of Middlesex (1795), pp. 39–58.. Date accessed: 18 August 2007. ^ Ronalds, B.F. (2017). "Ronalds Nurserymen in Brentford
Brentford
and Beyond". Garden History. 45: 82–100.  ^ Defra:Foods and reservoir safety integration Archived 6 April 2008 at the Wayback Machine. Vol 2: Appendix D pg 34. Accessed 2007-08-21 ^ ' Ealing
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and Brentford: Growth of Brentford', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 7: Acton, Chiswick, Ealing
Ealing
and Brentford, West Twyford, Willesden
Willesden
(1982), pp. 113–20 accessed: 30 May 2007 ^ Encyclopædia Britannica, 1911 Edition ^ Brentford, The Environs of London: volume 2: County of Middlesex (1795), pp. 39–58 accessed: 30 May 2007 ^ "UK locations".  ^ "Heidelberg – Heidelberg UK". Uk.heidelberg.com. Retrieved 2014-06-03.  ^ "Contact Us Archived 1 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine.." JCDecaux UK. Retrieved on 28 September 2011. " JCDecaux
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Monument". BHS Project. Retrieved 2 August 2014.  ^ "Churches: Brentford". British History. Retrieved 2 February 2015.  ^ "Johann Zoffany". Brentford
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Bibliography

The Archive Photographs Series, Brentford; Tempus Publishing Ltd., 1998, ISBN 0-7524-0627-2 Brentford
Brentford
as it was; Hendon
Hendon
Publishing Co. Ltd., Second impression May 1993, ISBN 0-86067-082-1 Brentford
Brentford
Past; Historical Publications Ltd., ISBN 0-948667-79-6 Old Ordnance Survey Maps, Brentford
Brentford
1894, The Godfrey Edition; Alan Godfrey Maps, ISBN 0-85054-509-9

Further reading[edit]

Edward Walford (1883), "Brentford", Greater London, London: Cassell & Co., OCLC 3009761 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Brentford, London
London
Borough of Hounslow.

Brentford, Chiswick
Chiswick
& Isleworth
Isleworth
Times online Fairly comprehensive amateur local history website on Brentford Brentford
Brentford
High Street project: people and properties 1840 – 1940 The Brentford
Brentford
Biopsy Parish of Brentford
Brentford
- St Faith's and St Paul's  Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Brentford". Encyclopædia Britannica. 4 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

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London
London
Borough of Hounslow

Districts

Acton Ashford Bedfont Brentford Chiswick Cranford Ealing Feltham Fulwell Gunnersbury Hammersmith Hampton Hampton Hill Hampton Court Hampton Wick Hanwell Hanworth Hatton Hayes Heston Hounslow Hounslow
Hounslow
West Isleworth Lampton Lower Feltham North Feltham North Hyde Norwood Green Osterley South Acton South Ealing Southall Strawberry Hill St Margarets Teddington Twickenham Whitton

Attractions

Boston Manor Chiswick
Chiswick
House Fuller's Brewery Griffin Park
Griffin Park
football stadium Gunnersbury
Gunnersbury
Park and Museum Hogarth's House Holland Gardens London
London
Museum of Water & Steam Musical Museum, Brentford Osterley
Osterley
Park and House (NT) Syon House Tabard Theatre Watermans Arts Centre

Parks and open spaces

Bedfont
Bedfont
Green Bedfont
Bedfont
Lakes Boston Manor
Boston Manor
Park Crane Park Duke's Hollow Duke's Meadows Gunnersbury
Gunnersbury
Park Hanworth
Hanworth
Park Hounslow
Hounslow
Heath Inwood Park Lampton
Lampton
Park Osterley
Osterley
Park Pevensey Road Nature Reserve Syon Park Turnham Green

Constituencies

Brentford
Brentford
and Isleworth Feltham
Feltham
and Heston

Bridges

Barnes Railway Bridge Chiswick
Chiswick
Bridge Kew
Kew
Bridge Kew
Kew
Railway Bridge

Tube and rail stations

Acton Town Boston Manor Brentford Chiswick Feltham Gunnersbury Hounslow Hounslow
Hounslow
Central Hounslow
Hounslow
East Hounslow
Hounslow
West Isleworth Kew
Kew
Bridge Northfields Osterley South Acton South Ealing Stamford Brook Syon Lane Turnham Green

Places of worship

All Saints, Hanworth All Saints, Isleworth Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God and the Holy Royal Martyrs Christ Church, Feltham Christ Church, Turnham Green Our Lady & St Christopher, Cranford Our Lady of Grace & St Edward, Chiswick Our Lady of Sorrows & St Bridget, Isleworth Our Lady Queen of the Apostles, Heston Good Shepherd, Hounslow Holy Trinity, Hounslow St Dunstan, Cranford St Dunstan, Feltham St Faith, Brentford St Francis of Assisi, Isleworth St George, Hanworth St John the Baptist, Isleworth St John the Evangelist, Brentford St Joseph, Grove Park St Lawrence, Feltham St Leonard, Heston St Mary, Bedfont St Mary, Osterley St Michael, Chiswick St Michael and All Angels, Bedford Park St Michael and St Martin, Hounslow St Nicholas, Chiswick St Paul, Brentford St Paul, Grove Park St Paul, Hounslow St Vincent de Paul, Osterley

Other topics

Council Grade I and II* listed buildings People Public art Schools

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Areas of London

Central activities zone

Bloomsbury City of London
London
wards Holborn Marylebone Mayfair Paddington Pimlico Soho Southwark Vauxhall Waterloo Westminster

Town centre network

International

Belgravia Knightsbridge West End

Metropolitan

Bromley Croydon Ealing Harrow Hounslow Ilford Kingston Romford Shepherd's Bush Stratford Sutton Uxbridge Wood Green

Major

Angel Barking Bexleyheath Brixton Camden Town Canary Wharf Catford Chiswick Clapham
Clapham
Junction Dalston East Ham Edgware Eltham Enfield Town Fulham Hammersmith Holloway Nags Head Kensington
Kensington
High Street Kilburn King's Road
King's Road
East Lewisham Orpington Peckham Putney Queensway/Westbourne Grove Richmond Southall Streatham Tooting Walthamstow Wandsworth Wembley Whitechapel Wimbledon Woolwich

Districts (principal)

Acton Beckenham Bethnal Green Brentford Camberwell Canada Water Carshalton Chadwell Heath Chingford Clapham Crystal Palace Coulsdon Cricklewood Dagenham Deptford Dulwich Edmonton Elephant and Castle Erith Feltham Finchley Forest Gate Forest Hill Golders Green Greenwich Harlesden Hampstead Harringay Hayes (Hillingdon) Hendon Hornchurch Kentish Town Leyton Mill Hill Mitcham Morden Muswell Hill New Cross New Malden Northwood Notting Hill Penge Pinner Purley Ruislip Sidcup Southgate South Norwood Stanmore Stoke Newington Surbiton Sydenham Teddington Thamesmead Tolworth Tulse Hill Twickenham Upminster Upper Norwood Wanstead Wealdstone Welling West Ham West Hampstead West Norwood Willesden
Willesden
Green Woodford

Neighbourhoods (principal)

Abbey Wood Alperton Anerley Barnes Barnsbury Battersea Beckton Bedford Park Bermondsey Bow Brent Cross Brockley Canonbury Charlton Chelsea Chessington Chipping Barnet Chislehurst Clerkenwell Elmers End Gidea Park Greenford Gunnersbury Hackbridge Hackney Ham Hampton Hanwell Hanworth Harold Wood Highams Park Highbury Highgate Hillingdon Hook Holloway Hoxton Ickenham Isle of Dogs Isleworth Islington Kensal Green Kew Lambeth Manor Park Mortlake Neasden Northolt Nunhead Plaistow (Newham) Poplar Roehampton Rotherhithe Seven Kings Seven Sisters Shoreditch Stamford Hill Stepney St Helier Surrey Quays Tottenham Upper Clapton Walworth Wapping West Drayton Worcester Park Yiewsley

Lists of areas by borough

Barking
Barking
and Dagenham Barnet Bexley Brent Bromley Camden Croydon Ealing Enfield Greenwich Hackney Hammersmith
Hammersmith
and Fulham Haringey Harrow Havering Hillingdon Hounslow Islington Kensington
Kensington
and Chelsea Kingston upon Thames Lambeth Lewisham Merton Newham Redbridge Richmond upon Thames Southwark Sutton Tower Hamlets Waltham Forest Wandsworth Westminster

Fictional

Canley (borough) (The Bill: TV soap) Charnham (suburb) (Family Affairs: TV soap) Gasforth (town) (The Thin Blue Line: TV series) London
London
Below (magical realm) (Neverwhere: TV series, novel) Walford
Walford
(borough) (EastEnders: TV soap)

The London
London
Plan 2011, Annex Two: London's Town Centre Network – Greater London
Greater London
Authority

Authority control

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