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Brentford Street Map from around 1925

This map is taken from 'Bacon's Up to Date Atlas and Guide to London' (price 2/-).
Coloured street map

Starting from the west side of the map:

  • The GWR branch line to Brentford Dock crosses London Road, Isleworth then the River Brent and cuts through The Ham; the station, off London Road, is marked
  • The Roman Catholic Chapel on Boston Park Road, to the east the cricket and football grounds; St Paul's Recreation Ground is also marked
  • no buildings are shown on the island between the River Brent and the Grand Junction (later Grand Union) Canal
  • the newly opened Great West Road runs across the top of the map
  • the following buildings are marked on or near the High Street
    • St Lawrence's church (south side opposite'Town Hall')
    • Town Hall
    • Post Office on the eastern side of Market Place
    • Bank (Barclays at 223 High Street)
    • Schools (Rothschild School between numbers 257 and 258 High Street)
    • Fire Station (53 High Street)
    • Brewery (Royal Brewery between numbers 22 & 26 High Street)
    • Gas Works (between numbers 8 & 28 High Street)
    • St George's church opposite the Gas Works, to the east of North Road (no sign of gasometers behind it)
    • The Metropolitan Water Board behind St George's church
  • the High Street is shown running up to the Kew Bridge Fountain - Kew Bridge Road is not named
  • Part of Kew Gardens is visible on the other side of the River Thames

Published August 2010; updated April 2017