Place:Brentford, Middlesex, England

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NameBrentford
TypeTown
Coordinates51.483°N 0.306°W
Located inMiddlesex, England
Also located inEaling, Middlesex, England     ( - 1894)
Hanwell, Middlesex, England     ( - 1894)
Greater London, England     (1965 - present)
Contained Places
Parish
New Brentford
Old Brentford
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Brentford is a town in Middlesex which has subsequently been absorbed into the urban area of London. There was no parish of Brentford; it was split between the parishes of Ealing and Hanwell. The part in Ealing parish was known as Old Brentford and the part in Hanwell parish was known as New Brentford. In 1894 Brentford Urban District was created, comprising two newly created parishes of Old and New Brentford. Brentford Urban District was abolished in 1927, merging with neighbouring Chiswick Urban District to form Brentford and Chiswick Urban District. Brentford and Chiswick was made a Municipal Borough in 1932 and was abolished in 1965 to become part of the London Borough of Hounslow.

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Brentford is a town in west London, England and part of the London Borough of Hounslow, at the confluence of the River Brent and the Thames, west-by-southwest of Charing Cross. It was historically part of the ancient parishes of Ealing and Hanwell in the county of Middlesex. After being administratively united with Chiswick in 1927 at a lower level than the overarching county body, it was incorporated as a municipal borough in 1932. It has formed part of Greater London since 1965.

Its economy has diverse company head-quarter buildings which mark the start of the M4 corridor; in transport it also has two railway stations and the Boston Manor tube station on its north-east border with Little Ealing. Brentford has a convenience shopping and dining venue grid of streets at its centre. Brentford at the start of its 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 Dock. A 19th and 20th centuries mixed social and private housing locality: New Brentford is contiguous with the Osterley neighbourhood of Isleworth and Syon Park and the Great West Road which has most of the largest business premises.

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