Cavalry Tunnel, Feltham, Middlesex

An area maybe built in the Edwardian era- in this area, buildings are mainly post-war

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Cavalry Tunnel, TW14

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2017

Cavalry Tunnel is a road in the TW14 postcode area




NEARBY STREETS
Boundaries Road, TW13 Boundaries Road is a road in the TW13 postcode area
Brome Road, TW13 A street within the TW13 postcode
Carisbrooke Close, TW4 A street within the TW4 postcode
Cavalry Tunnel, TW4 Cavalry Tunnel is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Central Parade, TW14 Central Parade is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Corfe Close, TW13 Corfe Close is a road in the TW13 postcode area
Corfe Close, TW4 Corfe Close is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Cygnet Avenue, TW14 Cygnet Avenue is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
De Brome Road, TW13 De Brome Road is a road in the TW13 postcode area
Elthorne Court Boundaries Road, TW13 A street within the TW13 postcode
Elthorne Court, TW13 A street within the TW13 postcode
Farm Road, TW4 Farm Road is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Finch Drive, TW14 Finch Drive is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Hereford Road, TW13 Hereford Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Norfolk Road, TW13 Norfolk Road is a road in the TW13 postcode area
Salisbury Road, TW13 Salisbury Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Slattery Road, TW13 Slattery Road is a road in the TW13 postcode area
Sparrow Farm Drive, TW14 Sparrow Farm Drive is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Whitworth Place, TW4 A street within the TW4 postcode
Wrigley Road, TW13 Wrigley Road is a road in the TW13 postcode area
Wyatt Close, TW13 Wyatt Close is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.


Feltham

Feltham, in the Domesday Book had 21 households and an annual value to its lord of the manor of six pounds sterling. It's a bit different now.

In 1784, General William Roy set out the baseline of what would become the Ordnance Survey across Hounslow Heath, passing through Feltham. General Roy is commemorated by a local pub. The MOD Defence Geographic Centre still has a base in Feltham, used as a government mapping office.

In 1831 Feltham occupied an area of 2620 acres, stretching into Hounslow Heath and had a population of 924. Feltham railway station was opened in 1848 by the Windsor Staines and South Western Railway (later the London and South Western Railway). By 1901 the parish had a population of 4534.

The main economic activity of the Feltham area was market gardening until well into the twentieth century. A popular variety of pea known as the Feltham First is so-named for being first grown in the town. The market gardens were largely replaced with light industry, gravel and aggregate extraction, and new housing from the 1930s onwards.

Feltham has been associated with land and air transport for more than a century. Feltham was in the early and mid 20th century home to Britain's second largest railway marshalling yard which was geared towards freight, and was a target for German air force bombs several times during World War II. The motor car manufacturer Aston Martin had its main factory in Feltham between 1926 (when it bought the former Whitehead Aircraft factory) and 1963.

Opened as early as 1910, Feltham Young Offenders' Institution or HM Prison Feltham is a major such institution providing a range of employments and rehabiliation schemes for young people near the town's border with Ashford and the neighbouring village of East Bedfont.

Famous former resident Freddie Mercury (born Farokh Bulsara in Zanzibar, 1946–1991) of rock band Queen was commemorated by a permanent, Hollywood-style granite star in Feltham's town-centre piazza, unveiled on 24 November 2009 (the eighteenth anniversary of Mercury's death) by Queen guitarist Brian May, alongside Freddie's mother, Jer Bulsara, and his sister.



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