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Help and advice for Acton

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Description and Travel

Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]

"ACTON, a parish in the Kensington division of the hundred of Ossulstone, in the county of Middlesex, 2 miles N.E. of Brentford, and 5¾ W. of London, on the Oxford road." (There is more of this description).

"STEYNE, a hamlet in the parish of Acton, county Middlesex, 6 miles W. of St. Paul's. [Steyne Road is on 2003 maps.]"

Description(s) from "The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland" (1868), transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Acton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



Acton History Group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, Sept to Mar + June, at St. Mary's Church Hall, next to the Church in High Street. For further information, contact David Bays: phone 020 8992 0287 [ansaphone if out] or e-mail david.bays4[at]which[dot]net.