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Union Court ran south off the High Street, between numbers 24 and 25, and down to the river Thames.
A few notes follow from research, starting with coming across Union Court in the 1810 Land Tax record and continuing to the 1890s. No explanation has been found for its name.
In the 1810 Land Tax, Thomas Gore's Estates included 18 houses in Union Court.
When Abraham Beck prepared his will in 1827 he referred to 'my copy-hold property in Union Court situate in Old Brentford at present in the possession of my brother John BECK & which at his decease comes to me to be sold as soon as conveniently can after my executors or administrators come into possession of it either by public auction or private sale'. (See more about Beck's will)
The area referred to is shown in the 1839/1841 tithe map of Ealing, I reckon plot 81, an empty area, any houses having been cleared as the next item shows.
Morning Herald (London) 12 September 1842
The 1:1056 Ordnance Survey map published in 1895 shows the right of way running down to the Thames between the Royal Brewery and Royal Hotel. Map measurement tools (available on the Royal Library of Scotland website) confirm it is 157 feet in length. The track can be spotted on the 1894 OS map next to the Half Moon and Seven Stars, 25 High Street.
Published November 2021