Dr Johnson's Island

Dr Johnson’s Island

Originally used as a dock, this is now an artists studio and boatyard.

In Grand Union & Boston Manor Conservation Area; Thames Policy Area.


At the confluence of the Rivers Thames and Brent and the Grand Union Canal, the area was important historically for the barges that had carried goods to and from Birmingham. Continue reading “Dr Johnson’s Island”

Peerless Pumps

Peerless Pumps

Ferry Lane TW8 0AW Originally built in c1720 with subsequent additions Built as residential, now used as offices. Grade II Statutory Listed In Thames Policy Area History Home of the Rowe family, prosperous soap manufacturers, from 1806. They traded as Thames Soap Works through the 18th & 19th centuries. Brentford was a centre for hard soap manufacturing, and it involved the use of a good … Continue reading Peerless Pumps