Hounslow West

Underground station, existing between 1884 and now

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Hounslow West was once the terminus of the London Underground Hounslow branch.

The original station was opened by the District Railway (now the District line) on 21 July 1884. It was originally named Hounslow Barracks since it was situated close to the Cavalry Barracks in Hounslow which were south of the station on Beavers Lane.

The area around Hounslow Heath had been used for centuries as a garrison because of its proximity to London, Hampton Court and Windsor Castle. Hounslow Barracks was one of 40 new barracks established around the country in the wake of the French Revolution and the barracks later became a depot for the London military district.

At first, the station was the terminus of a single track branch line from the now-closed Hounslow Town station on Hounslow High Street. This branch diverged from the main route about 300 metres east of the present Hounslow East station. When the branch opened there were no intermediate stations between this station and Osterley & Spring Grove (now called Osterley).

New stations were eventually opened and on 1 December 1925 Hounslow West, Hounslow Central and Hounslow East received their current station names. The branch had been electrified in 1905.


Hounslow Barracks station (click to enlarge)

The original building was demolished and a new Stanley Heaps and Charles Holden-designed Hounslow West opened on 5 July 1931 on the Bath Road.

Piccadilly line services were extended to Hounslow West on 13 March 1933. District line services were progressively reduced to rush-hour services before final withdrawal on 9 October 1964.

In the 1970s, work began on an extension from Hounslow West to Heathrow Airport. As the Heathrow service required a new alignment, new platforms were brought into use underground in 1975.

Hounslow West is located on Bath Road about 600 metres from its junction with the Great West Road and Great South West Road.




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old lady   
Added: 19 Jul 2021 11:58 GMT   

mis information
Cheltenham road was originally
Hall road not Hill rd
original street name printed on house still standing

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Patricia Bridges   
Added: 19 Jul 2021 10:57 GMT   

Lancefield Coachworks
My grandfather Tom Murray worked here

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Former Philbeach Gardens Resident   
Added: 14 Jul 2021 00:44 GMT   

Philbeach Gardens Resident (Al Stewart)
Al Stewart, who had huts in the 70s with the sings ’Year of the Cat’ and ’On The Borders’, lived in Philbeach Gdns for a while and referenced Earl’s Court in a couple of his songs.
I lived in Philbeach Gardens from a child until my late teens. For a few years, on one evening in the midst of Summer, you could hear Al Stewart songs ringing out across Philbeach Gardens, particularly from his album ’Time Passages". I don’t think Al was living there at the time but perhaps he came back to see some pals. Or perhaps the broadcasters were just his fans,like me.
Either way, it was a wonderful treat to hear!

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David James Bloomfield   
Added: 13 Jul 2021 11:54 GMT   

Hurstway Street, W10
Jimmy Bloomfield who played for Arsenal in the 1950s was brought up on this street. He was a QPR supporter as a child, as many locals would be at the time, as a teen he was rejected by them as being too small. They’d made a mistake

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rnorman345@aol.com   
Added: 6 Jul 2021 05:38 GMT   

Wren Road in the 1950s and 60s
Living in Grove Lane I knew Wren Road; my grandfather’s bank, Lloyds, was on the corner; the Scout District had their office in the Congregational Church and the entrance to the back of the Police station with the stables and horses was off it. Now very changed - smile.

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fariba   
Added: 28 Jun 2021 00:48 GMT   

Tower Bridge Business Complex, S
need for my coursework

Source: university

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Kim Johnson   
Added: 24 Jun 2021 19:17 GMT   

Limehouse Causeway (1908)
My great grandparents were the first to live in 15 Tomlins Terrace, then my grandparents and parents after marriage. I spent the first two years of my life there. My nan and her family lived at number 13 Tomlins Terrace. My maternal grandmother lived in Maroon house, Blount Street with my uncle. Nan, my mum and her brothers were bombed out three times during the war.

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Peter H Davies   
Added: 17 Jun 2021 09:33 GMT   

Ethelburga Estate
The Ethelburga Estate - named after Ethelburga Road - was an LCC development dating between 1963–65. According to the Wikipedia, it has a "pleasant knitting together of a series of internal squares". I have to add that it’s extremely dull :)

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THE STREETS OF HOUNSLOW WEST
Aldergrove Gardens, TW3 A street within the TW3 postcode
Alliance Close, TW4 A street within the TW4 postcode
Amberley Way, TW4 Amberley Way is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Areil Road, TW4 Areil Road is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Ashton Gardens, TW4 Ashton Gardens is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Aston Green, TW4 Aston Green is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Barrack Road, TW4 Barrack Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Basildene Road, TW4 Basildene Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Bath Road, TW4 Bath Road is one of main roads leading out of London towards the west.
Beavers Crescent, TW4 Beavers Crescent is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Belgrave Road, TW4 Belgrave Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Beresford Gardens, TW4 Beresford Gardens is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Beverley Avenue, TW4 Beverley Avenue is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Bristol Close, TW4 A street within the TW4 postcode
Brompton Close, TW4 Brompton Close is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Butlers Close, TW4 Butlers Close is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Cambridge Close, TW4 Cambridge Close is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Cambridge Road, TW4 Cambridge Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Causeway, TW4 Causeway is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Cavalry Barracks, TW4 A street within the TW4 postcode
Cavalry Crescent, TW4 Cavalry Crescent is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Cavalry Tunnel, TW4 Cavalry Tunnel is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Cavendish Parade, TW4 Cavendish Parade is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Cedar Road, TW4 Cedar Road is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Charter Crescent, TW4 Charter Crescent is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Chinchilla Drive, TW4 Chinchilla Drive is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Clare Road, TW4 Clare Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Clements Close, TW4 Clements Close is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Clifford Road, TW4 Clifford Road is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Cobbs Road, TW4 A street within the TW4 postcode
Corporation Avenue, TW4 Corporation Avenue is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Cranbrook Road, TW4 Cranbrook Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Dalcross Road, TW3 Dalcross Road is a turning off of Renfrew Road.
Drayton Close, TW4 Drayton Close is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Dunstan’s Road, TW4 Dunstan’s Road is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Earhart Way, TW4 Earhart Way is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Edgar Road, TW4 Edgar Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Elmdon Road, TW4 A street within the TW4 postcode
Ermine Close, TW4 A street within the TW4 postcode
Fairway Trading Estate, TW4 Fairway Trading Estate is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Farm Road, TW4 Farm Road is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Field Close, TW4 Field Close is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Francis Road, TW4 Francis Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Fusiliers Way, TW4 A street within the TW4 postcode
Gerard Avenue, TW4 A street within the TW4 postcode
Grantley Road, TW4 Grantley Road is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Great South-West Road, TW4 This is a street in the TW4 postcode area
Greenway, TW4 A street within the TW4 postcode
Greenways Drive, TW4 A street within the TW4 postcode
Heathdale Avenue, TW4 Heathdale Avenue is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Heathfields Court, TW4 A street within the TW4 postcode
Heathside, TW4 Heathside is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Henworth Road, TW4 Henworth Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Hollygrove Close, TW3 Hollygrove Close is a road in the TW3 postcode area
Hounslow Tw4, TW4 A street within the TW4 postcode
Hurn Court Road, TW4 A street within the TW4 postcode
Iris Mews, TW4 A street within the TW4 postcode
Ivanhoe Road, TW4 Ivanhoe Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Kimber Place, TW4 A street within the TW4 postcode
Lancaster Place, TW4 Lancaster Place is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Laurel Gardens, TW4 A street within the TW4 postcode
Lawrence Road, TW4 Lawrence Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Legrace Avenue, TW4 Legrace Avenue is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Linslade Close, TW4 Linslade Close is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Logan Close, TW4 Logan Close is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Maitland Close, TW4 Maitland Close is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Manor Avenue, TW4 Manor Avenue is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Marnell Way, TW4 Marnell Way is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Marryat Close, TW3 A street within the TW4 postcode
Marshall Close, TW4 Marshall Close is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Mill Farm Crescent, TW4 Mill Farm Crescent is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Mink Court, TW4 Mink Court is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Munster Avenue, TW4 Munster Avenue is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Nelson Gardens, TW4 Nelson Gardens is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Newcombe Gardens, TW4 Newcombe Gardens is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Noel Court, TW4 A street within the TW4 postcode
Opossum Way, TW4 Opossum Way is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Orchard Road, TW4 Orchard Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Osborne Road, TW4 Osborne Road is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Parklands Parade, TW4 Parklands Parade is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Pembridge Avenue, TW4 Pembridge Avenue is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Pulborough Way, TW4 Pulborough Way is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Raccoon Way, TW4 Raccoon Way is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Raglan Close, TW4 A street within the TW4 postcode
Ravensdale Gardens, TW4 Ravensdale Gardens is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Ravensdale Road, TW4 Ravensdale Road is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Rectory Road, TW4 A street within the TW4 postcode
Renfrew Court, TW4 A street within the TW4 postcode
Renfrew Road, TW4 Renfrew Road is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Rosemary Avenue, TW4 Rosemary Avenue is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Roseville Avenue, TW4 Roseville Avenue is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Sable Close, TW4 Sable Close is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Salisbury Road, TW4 Salisbury Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Saxon Avenue, TW4 Saxon Avenue is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Selwyn Close, TW4 Selwyn Close is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Shelburne Drive, TW4 Shelburne Drive is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Silver Jubilee Way, TW4 Silver Jubilee Way is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Simpson Road, TW4 Simpson Road is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Slade House, TW4 Slade House is a block in Edgar Road.
Solway Close, TW4 Solway Close is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Squirrel Close, TW4 Squirrel Close is a road in the TW4 postcode area
St Dunstans Road, TW4 St Dunstans Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
St. Heliers Avenue, TW4 A street within the TW3 postcode
St. Helier’s Avenue, TW4 St. Helier’s Avenue is a road in the TW3 postcode area
St. Pauls Court, TW4 A street within the TW4 postcode
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The Parkway, TW4 The Parkway is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Vicarage Farm Road, TW3 Vicarage Farm Road is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Warwick Road, TW4 Warwick Road is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Wellington Road North, TW4 Wellington Road North is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Wellington Road North, TW4 Wellington Road North is a road in the TW3 postcode area
Wellington Road South, TW4 Wellington Road South is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.
Westwick Gardens, TW4 Westwick Gardens is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Widmer Court, TW3 A street within the TW3 postcode
Wyndham Crescent, TW4 Wyndham Crescent is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Yale Close, TW4 Yale Close is a road in the TW4 postcode area
Yew Tree Walk, TW4 Yew Tree Walk is one of the streets in the Twickenham postal district.

THE PUBS OF HOUNSLOW WEST
African Queen This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Kensington Gore This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.




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