Great West Road
Factory (and gates) built 1928.
Grade II statutory listed.
English Heritage Listing
Central gates, gate piers and railings to the former Firestone Factory. 1928 by Wallis, Gilbert and Partners.
Reinforced concrete, cast iron railings and lanterns. The former central pedestrian entrance to the Firestone Factory, comprising a pair of outer piers, two runs of original railings; a pair of gate piers with double gates; two plinths supporting lanterns either side of a flight of shallow steps; and a pair of lower piers at the top of the stairs. Continue reading “Firestone Gates”
Ex Curry’s Warehouse,Now JC Decaux
Built as a factory in 1935-6, now offices for JC Decaux
Grade II Statutory Listed.
English Heritage Listing
Warehouse, 1935-6 by F E Simpkins for Curry’s Ltd as the distributive centre for their chain of shops. Reinforced concrete with some steel frame, especially at rear. Flat roof to long office block at front, 5-bay warehouse to rear has jagged industrial profile with northern rooflights over single storey. Continue reading “991 Great West Road”
Great West Road
Originally a pure advertising structure, now an advert on offices.
Local well-loved landmark, visible from M4 flyover.
Sign says: “Lucozade Replaces Lost Energy”. It originally read: “Lucozade Aids Recovery” but this was changed in the 1980s due to AIDS awareness. Continue reading “Lucozade Sign”
Also known as Smithkline Beecham House Including Midland Bank Great West Road Brentford TW8 9BS Factory built 1936-42 currently being converted to commercial and residential space. Grade II statutory listed. English Heritage Listing Smithkline Beecham House (also known as Wallis House) Including Midland Bank Factory; now company headquarters and offices, and bank. East wing 1936 by G A Warren; otherwise 1937-42 by Wallis, Gilbert and … Continue reading Wallis House
Carville Hall Park Brentford Residence now converted into flats. Built 1777 or earlier. Extended & re-fronted in 19th century? History Early Victorian House originally known as Clayponds. Bought by Middlesex CC 1918 for building the Great West Road. The park around was bought by the Brentford UDC after the First World War as a War Memorial for the local men who had fought and to … Continue reading Carville Hall
Bridge 207 Grand Union Canal Bridge built in 1820 Grade II Statutory Listed. In Grand Union Canal and Boston Manor Conservation Area. English Heritage Listing Probably by Thomas Telford. Single span iron footbridge with yellow brick abutments. Dated 1820 and cast at Horseley Iron Works near Birmingham Further Information Carries the Grand Union Canal towpath from the west to the eastern bank at the northern … Continue reading Gallows Bridge
Boston Manor Road TW8 8EA Public house built in 1840 with 1930s additions. In St Paul’s Conservation Area. History On this site by at least 1840. Altered and extended in the 1930s. Further Information 020 8560 5860 (no website) Provides accommodation as well. One of the best pint of Pride in Brentford. Pub’s History Continue reading The King’s Arms
Brentford 19th century residence History 19th century detached house, now divided into flats. May be old vicarage of St John’s? [mapsmarker marker=”137″] Continue reading 30 Boston Park Road
67 Boston Manor Road TW8 9JQ Residence built in 18th century, now offices. Grade II statutory listed. Forms group with numbers 69, 71, 73 and 75. English Heritage Listing C18. Brown brick house. 3-storeys, 5 double-hung sashes with red brick rubbed flat arches, ground floor and and 2nd floor windows in architraves, 1st floor windows in reveals. Door surround, architrave, brackets, dentil cornice, open pediment … Continue reading Prospect House
44 Boston Park Road TW8 9JF Church built 1866. History Opened in 1866 when the Roman Catholic congregation moved from an old Baptist Chapel in the Market Place. St John the Evangelist [mapsmarker marker=”136″] Continue reading St John the Evangelist RC Church