Searching for "OLD BRENTFORD"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    ACTON Middlesex Brentford, Middlesex. The village stands 8½ miles W of St. Paul's, London; is linked to the metropolis by an almost continuous line of houses, bisected by the Junction railway, connecting the Northwestern railway with the Southwestern; and it has a station on the railway and a post office‡ under London W. The parish contains also the hamlets of East Acton and Steyne. Acres, 2,286. Real property, £18,477. Pop., 3,151. Houses, 610. The property is subdivided. Old Imperial
    Brentford Middlesex Brentford , market town, S. Middlesex, 10½ miles W. of London by rail, at influx of river Brent to the Thames, pop. 11,810; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks. Market-day, Tuesday ; is divided by river Brent into two parts, Old Bartholomew
    BRENTFORD Middlesex Brentford, a township of Hanwell parish, St. George-Old Brentford, in Ealing parish, and St. Paul-Old Brentford, also in Ealing Imperial
    CHISWICK Middlesex Brentford district, Middlesex. The village stands on Stane-street, and on the river Thames, adjacent to the loop-line of the London and Reading railway, 7½ miles WSW of St. Paul's, London; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Turnham-Green, London, W. It is a pleasant picturesque place, amid charming environs, with many elegant mansions. Measures were adopted in 1858 for effecting sewerage, acquiring and managing gas-works, and making and maintaining a wharf. The church has a fine old Imperial
    EALING Middlesex Old Brentford chapelry, 5, 215. The rated property, exclusive of Old Brentford, amounts to £28, 952, and is not much Imperial
    EALING (Little) Middlesex Ealing parish, Middlesex; nearly equidistant from Ealing village and Old Brentford. It has a post office under Ealing, London W. Imperial
    ISLEWORTH Middlesex Brentford; was known at Domesday as Ghistelworde, afterwards as Yhistelworth, Istelworth, and Thistleworth; communicates, by an old-established ferry, with Imperial
    KEW Surrey Brentford, near the loop-line of the Southwestern railway, and near the North London railway, 2 miles NNE of Richmond, and 6 WSW of Hyde-Park-Corner; is notable in connexion with adjacent palace and public gardens; and has stations with telegraph on the railways, a post office under Brentford, London W, and a steam-boat pier. Omnibuses run to it, from Piccadilly, every ¼ hour; and steamers ply to it, from the London piers, during summer, every ½ hour. A seven-arched stone bridge connects it with the Southwestern r. station, and with Brentford; was erected in 1789, after Imperial
    LONDON London
    Old-street, St. Mark-Old-street, St. JamesCurtain-road, St. Barnabas-King-square, St. Paul-Bunhill-row, St. Matthew-City-road, St. Mary-Charterhouse, and St. Thomas-Charterhouse; the chapelries of Bedfordrow and Ely-chapel; and the chapelries of Ask's, Jefferry's, and St. Mark's hospitals. The deanery of Spitalfields contains the numerous livings in Spitalfields, Whitechapel, and Bethnal-Green, and the chapelry of London hospital. The deanery of Stepney contains the livings in Stepney, Bow, Ratcliffe, Limehouse, BromleySt. Leonard, Poplar, and St. George-in-the-East; those of St. Stephen-Old-Ford, Christchurch-Isle-of-Dogs Imperial
    MIDDLESEX Middlesex Old river, the Brent, and the Cran. The rocks, or geognostic formations, over almost the entire area, are lower eocene, chiefly London clay; and they are extensively overlaid or mixed with alluvial gravel, and have been found to contain great numbers of fossils. Mineral springs are at Acton, Hampstead, Clerkenwell, and other places. About 150,000 acres are either arable land, meadow, or pasture. The soil is variously clayey, sandy, and gravelly; and has, in most parts, been worked into a fertile loam, by manuring and culture. Most farms average about 100 acres, but many comprise from Imperial
    Old Brentford Middlesex Old Brentford , 2 eccl. dists. (St George and St Paul), Baling par., Middlesex, forming part of the town of Brentford Bartholomew
    OLD HATS Middlesex OLD HATS , a place in the centre of Middlesex; on the Great Western railway, 2 miles N N W of Brentford Imperial
    Old Isleworth Middlesex Old Isleworth , vil., Isleworth par., Middlesex, mile SW. of Brentford; P.O., T.O. Bartholomew
    OSTERLEY HOUSE Middlesex Brentford. The estate belonged to Sheen priory; went to Sir T. Gresham, Coke, General Waller, and others; and passed, through the Childs, to the Earl of Jersey. The present mansion superseded a previous one, in which Sir T. Gresham gave entertainment to Queen Elizabeth; was built in 1760-3; is a brick pile, 140 feet by 117, with aportico, and with restored old Imperial
    THAMES (The) Berkshire
    THAMES (The) , a river of Gloucester, Wilts, Oxford, Berks, Bucks, Middlesex, Surrey, Essex, and Kent. It was known in the Imperial
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