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Brentford Redevelopment: names of buildings and streets

The London Borough of Hounslow website has the following dated 12 March 2021:

London Buildings Acts (Amendment) Act 1939 – Part II

Naming and numbering of streets, buildings, etc.

Notice is hereby given that it is the intention of the Council of the
London Borough of Hounslow to make an Order to:
Naming New Development at
Brentford High Street, Brentford, TW8


Building names:
1. Hugh 2. Calville 3. Hawthornden 4. Lewis 5. Rymer 6. Gravenstein
7. Margil 8. Hollandbury 9. Alastor 10. Lees 11. Band 12. Tintern
13. Hamlet 14. Sonnet 15. Hawley 16. Woodcock 17. Wallace
18. Ruthen 19. Tooke 20. Corson 21. Capell 22. Tannery
23. Workhouse 24. Bank

Street Names:
1. Bradshaw 2. East Bradbury 3. West Bradbury 4. Cae
5. Kingham 6. Ronalds 7. Hazell 8. Pipers 9. Still

So where do these names come from?

The notification above does not say, but some can be found on this website: for example Lewis, Band, Hawley, Woodcock, Wallace, Tooke, Corson, Bradshaw, Bradbury, Kingham, Ronalds, Hazell and Pipers are some of the key people in Brentford's history. I guess 'Hugh' is from 'Hugh Ronalds', renowned nursery and seedman.

Tannery, Workhouse, Bank and Still are from buildings that once stood in the area that has been redeveloped.

Calville, Hawthornden, Rymer, Gravenstein, Margil and Hollandbury are varieties of apple grown by Hugh Ronalds.


The Ronalds family of Brentford.

92-page marketing document about the Ballymore development and more.

Paper from the RHS library that includes illustrations by Betsey Ronalds and a list of the apple varieties cultivated by Hugh Ronalds.

Photos by Janet McNamara charting the Ballymore development.

Published May 2022