Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Brentford, in Middlesex, is situated on the Thames about seven miles west of London, and is intersected by the Brent, which here flows into the Thames. A bridge across the Thames unites it with Kew. It is surrounded with market gardens, is the seat of the Grand Junction Waterworks, and has industries in distilling, brewing, soap-making, foundries, etc. It was at Brentford that Edmund Ironside defeated the Danes in 1016, and Prince Rupert the Parliamentarians in 1642.