Place:Spring Grove, Middlesex, England

NameSpring Grove
Coordinates51.4763°N 0.3389°W
Located inMiddlesex, England     ( - 1965)
See alsoHeston and Isleworth, Middlesex, Englandmunicipal borough in which it was located 1927-1965
Hounslow (London Borough), Greater London, EnglandLondon borough in which it has been situated since 1965
source: Family History Library Catalog

Spring Grove was considered to be a "chapelry" in ecclesiastical terms. It was located within the urban district and municipal borough of Heston and Isleworth, north of the village of Isleworth and south of Osterley.

A nineteenth century description

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Spring Grove from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"SPRING-GROVE, a chapelry in Heston and Isleworth parishes, Middlesex; at Isleworth and Spring-Grove [railway] station, between Brentford and Hounslow. It was constituted in 1856; and its Post town is Hounslow. Population in 1861: 782. Houses: 137. The locality is attractive for villas and other suburban residences; and has been rising rapidly into importance. The living is a [perpetual] curacy in the diocese of London. Value, not reported. Patron, H. D. Davies, Esq. The church is recent, handsome, and spacious."

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