Saturday, 26 September 2009

The London/Buckinghamshire boundary - Ashford

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The London/Hounslow/Spelthorne boundary runs due west to cut across the northern end of Newhaven Close. At Beaumont Drive it turns north until it reaches Feltham Road and on the corner of Challenge Road turns west to skirt the northern ends of Anderson, Dykes, Fernhurst and Chattern Roads. It then turns north again.

Area of 19th and early 20th century housing with lots of open space and sports clubs.  This is a depressing area full of prisons


Post to the north Bedfont Lakes
Post to the east Felthamhill


Sites on the London,Hounslow side of the boundary

Ashford Road
Name changes to Feltham Road at the border
Recreation ground

Challenge Road
Industrial Estates

Chattern Hill
Piggeries. This is on the Ashford Smallholdings Estate

Field View
Feltham Prison Officers Social Club – burnt down and closed. Boot sale for the fittings.

The Clumps

Shield Road
Ashford Business Centre.


Sites on the Buckinghamshire,Spelthorne side of the boundary

Chattern Road
Recreation ground used by Middlesex United Football club, the Spitfires.
Travellers sites

Feltham Road
Name changes to Ashford Road at the border

Sources
Ashford Community Association. Web site
Middlesex County Council. History of Middlesex
National Archives. Web site
Pevsner and Cherry. Surrey
Walford.  Village London

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