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Plough Yard

Plough Yard ran south off the High Street, between numbers 114 and 115, down to Brentford Dock. There was a set of four terraced cottages in the mid-19th century, a house, malthouse and several storage sheds. Later the Band parchment works operated from here.

See notes about properties and people who lived here from the early 1800s to the early 1900s.


Harry Langley started work at Bands parchment works around 1929, read about his memories of living and working in Brentford

From the mid-19th century the Band family's parchment making business operated in Plough Yard and Janet McNamara has researched the life of George Band, Brentford councillor.

The British Pathe News has a short film of Band's parchment works from 1939: search for 'parchment Brentford'.


Published April 2020; updated February 2023