The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak, 38 New Road, Brentford TW8 0NU Was and is a public house. Built 1894, possibly rebuilt in 1920s Licensed by 1894. Further Information Brentford’s Griffin Park is the only football ground in the UK with a pub on each corner, and this is one of those four pubs. [mapsmarker marker=”6″] Continue reading The Royal Oak

The Griffin

The Griffin, Brook Road South, Brentford TW8 0NP Was and is a public house. Built 1883. History Fuller Smith & Turner pub since 1883. Served as the first club house and changing room for the football club. Regularly used for filming, including Green Street (2005) with Elijah Wood. The Griffin has been run for over 16 years by Ralph and Sue Clifden who retire this … Continue reading The Griffin

Brook Road South – Early 20th Century

By the early 20th century the orchards had gone and the road was built up on both sides. There were shops on the corners of the side roads and the consecutive numbering had been changed to odds and evens as it is nowadays.

The 1901/2 street directory shows the east side of the road at number
1 Frank Jarvis was a baker,
43 John Edward Ross was a hairdresser,
45 Robert Dixon greengrocer,
57 Thomas Everdene was a grocer,
The Griffin had been there since 1884 and Henry A Compton was the landlord.
59 Frederick Luffrum was a greengrocer. Continue reading “Brook Road South – Early 20th Century”

Brook Road South – Growth of Housing

The first houses to be built after the land sale in 1872 were on the west side running north from Albany Road. They were numbered consecutively with numbers 8, 9, 10 and 11 north of Grosvenor Road which ran down hill to towards the recreation ground. They were called Grosvenor Terrace and are now numbers 14, 16, 18 and 20 Brook Road South.

The builder, Henry Spicer lived at the Lord Nelson PH in Enfield Road was brought to account in 1883 for allowing these 4 houses to be occupied without giving notice to the Sanitary Authority. Continue reading “Brook Road South – Growth of Housing”