Uxbridge  Middlesex


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Uxbridge like this:

Uxbridge, market town and township, Hillingdon par., Middlesex, on W. border of co. and on river Colne, 16 miles NW. of London by rail - township, 99 ac., pop. 3346; town (containing also part of Hillingdon township and part of Cowley par.), 496 ac., pop. 7669; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. ...

Market-days, Thursday and Saturday. Uxbridge is supposed to have been founded by Alfred, and was the scene of negotiations between Charles I. and the Parliament in 1645. It is well built, and contains an ancient church and a spacious corn exchange. Iron-founding, brick-making, and brewing are carried on, and there is an extensive traffic in corn and flour. Uxbridge gives the title of earl to the Marquis of Anglesey.

Uxbridge through time

Uxbridge is now part of Hillingdon district. Click here for graphs and data of how Hillingdon has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Uxbridge itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Uxbridge, in Hillingdon and Middlesex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd April 2024

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