Brentford  Middlesex


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

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 and New B.; has gin-distilleries, brewery, malt-kilns, soap works, &c. Brentford is a very ancient place, and was the scene of a Danish defeat (1016) and of a Royalist victory (1642). It is the co. town of Middlesex, being the place where the elections are held.

Brentford through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd July 2024

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