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New Brentford

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Description and Travel

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

"NEW BRENTFORD, a parish in the borough of Brentford, hundred of Elthorne , county Middlesex. [Not named on some 2003 maps - at Boston Manor.] It is part of Brentford, a market town , comprising the parish of New Brentford (also called West or Great Brentford), and the parish of Old Brentford (also called East Brentford), in the county of Middlesex, 7 miles to the W. of Hyde Park Corner. Old Brentford became a parish in 1828, being formerly in the parish of Ealing, and hundred of Ossulstone. " (There is more of this description).

"SION HOUSE and SION HILL, two mansions, the former a seat of the Duke of Marlborough, [should be Northumberland] and the latter of the Duke of Northumberland [should be Marlborough] , in the parish of New Brentford, hundred of Elthorne, county Middlesex, half a mile W. of Brentford, which see. [2003 maps spell it as Syon House. The 1868 Gazetteer muddled the names of the two owners; Syon House has been the seat of the Percys, Dukes of Northumberland, since 1594.]

"STRAND ON THE GREEN, (or Strand-Green) a hamlet in the parish of New Brentford, hundred of Elthorne, county Middlesex, 1 mile E. of Brentford, 2½ miles from Ealing, and is situated on the Thames. Joe Miller, the comedian, died here in 1738."


Description(s) from "The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland" (1868), transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003; intended for personal use only, so please respect the conditions of use.

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Historical Geography

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