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Hounslow

The northern part of central Hounslow, lying immediately south of the Great West Road (A4). Its name comes from the Old English for a lamb farm. From the early 18th century, Lampton was the property of the Bulstrodes, lords of the manor of Hounslow, who devised an ambitious plan to develop the land on either side of Lampton Road in 1881. However, only a few grand houses were built, as economic conditions became unfavourable, and most of these have since been replaced. Until late in the 19th century Lampton remained a ‘small village or hamlet in Heston parish … [with] few inhabitants, principally depending on agriculture and brickmaking’. The District Railway (now the Piccadilly Line here) arrived in 1884. Montague Road, Queen’s Road and Balfour Road were laid out with terraced housing around the turn of the 20th century and the village began to merge into Hounslow. There was a Black Horse Inn in Lampton as early as 1759. The inn was rebuilt in 1926. Opened in 1930, Lampton Park is situated to the west of the Lampton locality, with Hounslow Civic Centre and Lampton School.

Hounslow Civic Centre
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Lampton Park hosts a funfair over the May bank holiday weekend

Postcode area: Hounslow, TW3

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