Looking Below Your Feet

Two manhole covers, from different times:

Manhole Cover
Manhole Cover “Brentford Local Board”

This cover is in the road outside 10 Grosvenor Road.

It’s 14 inches / 35cm diameter and must have been fitted between 1874 and 1894 when Brentford Local Board was in existence.
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Boston Manor House

Boston Manor House

Boston Manor House, Brentford, TW8 9JX

Now Open to the Public; Was Residential

Built 1622/1623

Grade 1 Statutory Listed;

on English Heritage “At Risk” list

in Grand Union Canal & Boston Manor Conservation Area


Original part of the house built 1622/23 for Lady Mary Reade.

Extended 1670 by James Clitherow whose descendants extended and made alterations until 1922/3 when it was sold to Brentford Local Board (later Borough of B&C – now London Borough of Hounslow) with the area of the park. Continue reading “Boston Manor House”