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Local history books and other sources

Sources listed below appear within the site as references such as (Q99) - meaning 'Brentford Past' page 99.

ID Title Details
A Archive Photograph Series Brentford Carolyn & Peter Hammond, pub Chalford 1996
B Brentford & Chiswick Pubs Gillian Clegg, Tempus Publishing Ltd, pub 2006
C Brentford As It Was Andrea Cameron, Libraries Divn, London Boro of Hounslow, Hendon Pub Co, 1983
D Brentford & Chiswick As It Was Brentford & Chiswick LHS & Hounslow Library Services, Hendon Pub Co, 1978
E The Buildings of England, London 3 Bridget Cherry & Nikolaus Pevsner, Penguin 1991
F Victoria County History of the County of Middlesex, Vol VII Pub 1982 by Oxford University Press
G 2000 Years of Brentford Roy Canham, Pub 1978 by Her Majesty's Stationery Office
H National Monument Record Kemble Drive, Swindon
I A2A Website Access to Archives
J English Heritage Website
K Chiswick & Brentford Patrick Loobey, pub 1997 by Sutton Publishing Ltd, in Britain in Old Photographs series
L Janet McNamara Photos and research
N Fire! 300 years of fire fighting in Brentford Diana Willment, Dandelion Publications, Brentford, pub 2002
O Memories of Brentford High Street Harry J Langley, 1997 (via Janet McNamara)
P Ealing in the C18 & C19 Abstracts from the vestry minutes of St Mary Ealing by Dr K J Allison & H D G Holt MA, pub by Ealing Local History Society, 1966
Q Brentford Past Gillian Clegg, Historical Publications pub 2002
S Then & Now Brentford Carolyn & Peter Hammond, Tempus Publishing Ltd, 2006
T 1909/10 Valuation Records See link below
U West Middx FHS Journal Published quarterly
V Brentford Through Time Gillian Clegg, Pub 2011 by Amberley Publishing; order from Amazon
W A brief history of the Metropolitan Police in Brentford and Chiswick there was web site accessible in 2003 but it is no longer active
X Flood! The Brentford Flood of 1841 Valerie Bott, pub 2002 by Brentford & Chiswick Local History Society
Y Brentford & Chiswick Pubs Gillian Clegg, pub 2005 by Tempus Publishing Ltd
Brentford to Oxford: J.M.W.Turner's Early Career under the Guardianship of his Uncle, J.M.W.Marshall Selby Whittingham, more details and order form

Other sources used in compiling this web site include:

  • 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911 censuses, for which I have extracted head of household information, their occupation and number in household as a minimum (as at 2023 information from the 1911 census, 1921 census and 1939 Register is being included ad hoc, for example when someone gets in touch about a particular family or property)
  • trade directories for 1811, 1826, 1839, 1853, 1874, 1878, 1882, 1907, 1911, 1913, 1920-1, 1928, 1933, 1940: these cover the whole High Street with the exception of 1920-1 (numbers 1 - 211 only due to a photocoying incident!)
  • tithe apportionment and plans for Old Brentford (1839 - 1841) and New Brentford (1838)
  • valuation records from around 1910 to 1915, also known as the Lloyd George Survey: read more
  • a range of on-line sources - see Web Links
  • maps
  • research at National Monuments Records, Swindon, into High Street photos
The site has also benefitted greatly from contributions from numerous, generous individuals

Published 2005; last updated April 2023