23 Facts About Uxbridge


Uxbridge is a suburban town in West London and the administrative headquarters of the London Borough of Hillingdon.

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Uxbridge formed part of the parish of Hillingdon in the county of Middlesex, and was a significant local commercial centre from an early time.

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Uxbridge is not mentioned in the Domesday Book of the 11th century, but a hundred years later St Margaret's Church, was built.

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Charles I met with representatives of Parliament at the Crown Inn in Uxbridge in 1645, but negotiations for the end of hostilities were unsuccessful due in part to the king's stubborn attitude.

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The development of Uxbridge declined after the opening of the Great Western Railway in 1838, which passed through West Drayton.

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In 2002 the dry ski slope near Park Road and the Uxbridge Lido was closed and the remaining buildings and structures removed.

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Uxbridge is known from tithe assignments to the vicar of Hillingdon in 1281 and hundreds of later documents as a chapelry in the large parish of Hillingdon; the town core was only upgraded to a full parish in 1827.

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Uxbridge was in the first main wave of the new, secular system of civil parishes, gaining such a council and territory in 1866, and, at the usual time for a town, an Urban District under the Local Government Act 1894.

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Uxbridge gave its name to a parliamentary constituency from 1885 until the similar weight of any other part included was simple enough to express, which happened as Greater London developed.

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Uxbridge's forerunners are John Randall until 2015 and Sir Michael Shersby, who died shortly after the 1997 general election.

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Landscape upon which the settlement of Uxbridge was established is largely unchanged from the Mesolithic era.

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River Pinn runs through Uxbridge, passing through the former site of RAF Uxbridge and the grounds of Brunel University.

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Uxbridge South is projected as having more Black and Chinese residents, than any other Hillingdon ward.

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Uxbridge North saw its most common category of employment as those in management, as at the 2001 and 2011 census.

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Uxbridge returned to consecrate and open the church on the feast day of saints Philip and James, 1 May 1865.

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Uxbridge has two shopping centres, The Pavilions and The Chimes .

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Primary schools in Uxbridge include Hermitage Primary School, St Andrew's Church of England Primary School, St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Whitehall Infant School, and Whitehall Junior School.

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Uxbridge High School is a comprehensive secondary school in the town.

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Uxbridge is home to Brunel University and the Buckinghamshire New University's nursing campus.

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Uxbridge is connected by major roads to Slough, Denham, Ickenham, Cowley, Iver Heath, Hillingdon Heath and Hayes.

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Uxbridge had a Royal Air Force station, known as RAF Uxbridge, until its closure on 31 March 2010.

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Uxbridge has a Non-League football team, Uxbridge F C, which plays at Honeycroft, Yiewsley.

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Uxbridge Cricket Club is based in Uxbridge and is a member of the Middlesex County Cricket League, a designated ECB Premier League.

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