15 Facts About Brentford


Brentford is a suburban town in West London, England and part of the London Borough of Hounslow.

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Brentford has a convenience shopping and dining venue grid of streets at its centre.

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New Brentford is recorded as Newe Braynford in 1521 and was previously known as Westbraynford.

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Old Brentford is recorded as Old Braynford in 1476 and was previously known as Estbraynford.

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The quality and quantity of the artefacts suggests that Brentford was a meeting point for pre-Romanic tribes.

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Brentford is the first point on the tidal portion of the River Thames which was easily fordable by foot .

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Local town fair, the Brentford Festival, has been held in Brentford every September since 1900.

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Brentford developed around the ancient boundary between the parishes of Ealing and Hanwell.

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New Brentford was first described as the county town of Middlesex in 1789, on the basis that it was the location of elections of knights for the shire from 1701.

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In 1795 New Brentford was "considered as the county-town; but there is no town-hall or other public building" causing confusion that remains to this day .

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Brentford's other Anglican parish church, Saint Faith's, is a comparatively recent building, dating from 1906 to 1907.

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Brentford is regarded as having started his interest in painting while living there.

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Brentford Dock came to single use and engineered enlargement as a freight terminus of the Great Western Railway.

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Brentford Public Library is a Carnegie library, built by the architect Nowell Parr and opened in 1904.

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Brentford Baths, by the architect Nowell Parr, is a Grade II listed example of late Victorian architecture.

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