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Coordinates: 51.5089° N 0.3376° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

OS grid reference TQ153802
London borough Ealing
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LONDON
Postcode district W7
Dial code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
UK Parliament Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Ealing Southall
London Assembly Ealing and Hillingdon
European Parliament London
List of places: UKEnglandLondon

Hanwell is a town situated in the London Borough of Ealing in west London, between Ealing and Southall. Image File history File links Greater_london_outline_map_bw. ... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... The London Borough of Ealing is a London borough in the west of the city. ... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... Greater London is the top-level administrative subdivision covering London, England. ... The region, also known as Government Office Region, is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity of England in the United Kingdom. ... Greater London is the top-level administrative subdivision covering London, England. ... This is an alphabetical list of countries of the world, including independent states (both those that are internationally recognised and generally unrecognised), inhabited dependent territories and areas of special sovereignty. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification  -  by Athelstan 967  Area... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... A post town is a required part of all UK postal addresses. ... UK postal codes are known as postcodes. ... The W (Western and Paddington) postcode area, also known as the London W postcode area[1] is a group of postcode districts in central and west London, England. ... The UK telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Numbering Plan, is regulated by the Office of Communications (Ofcom), which replaced the Office of Telecommunications (Oftel) in 2003. ... 020 is the dial code for Greater London in the United Kingdom. ... The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is the Home Office police force responsible for Greater London, with the exception of the square mile of the City of London. ... A Fire Appliance belonging to the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service The fire service in the United Kingdom has undergone dramatic changes since the beginning of the 21st century, a process that has been propelled by a devolution of central government powers, new legislation and a change to operational... The London Fire Brigade (LFB) is the statutory fire and rescue service for London, England. ... Crest of NHS ambulance services in England Crest of the Scottish Ambulance Service In the UK, the majority of ambulance services are provided under the National Health Service through local ambulance trusts. Each trust is specific to a county or area, and so the country is divided across a number... The London Ambulance Service (LAS) is the largest ambulance service in the world that does not directly charge its patients for its services. ... The United Kingdom House of Commons is made up of Members of Parliament (MPs). ... Ealing, Acton and Shepherds Bush is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Creation 1983 MP Piara Khabra Party Labour Type House of Commons County Greater London EP constituency London Ealing Southall is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Greater London is divided into a number of constituencies for London Assembly elections. ... Ealing and Hillingdon is a constituency represented in the London Assembly. ... This is a list of Members of the European Parliament for the United Kingdom in the 2004 to 2009 session, ordered by name. ... London is a constituency of the European Parliament. ... List of cities in the United Kingdom List of towns in England Lists of places within counties List of places in Bedfordshire List of places in Berkshire List of places in Buckinghamshire List of places in Cambridgeshire List of places in Cheshire List of places in Cleveland List of places... This is a partial list of places in London, England. ... The London Borough of Ealing is a London borough in the west of the city. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


Places of interest

The Central London District School

The Central London District School was built in 1856 to house and educate the poor of London. By far its most famous resident was Charlie Chaplin who lived at the school from June 1896 until January 1898.[1] The school was closed in 1933 but parts of it remain standing and are in use as the Hanwell Community Centre. The Community Centre was used as a location in the film Billy Elliot. It has been declared a Grade II listed building by English Heritage[2] but its future is uncertain. “Charles Chaplin” redirects here. ... Year 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar). ... Year 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Billy Elliot is a 2000 film written by Lee Hall and directed by Stephen Daldry. ... Buckingham Palace, a Grade I listed building. ... English Heritage is a United Kingdom government body with a broad remit of managing the historic environment of England. ...

Westminster Cemetery

In 1987 the Westminster Cemetery in Hanwell was one of three cemeteries that Shirley Porter's Westminster City Council controversially sold to land developers for 15p.[3] 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dame Shirley Porter (born November 29, 1930) is a controversial British former local government leader. ... The City of Westminster is a London borough with city status, situated to the west of the City of London and north of the River Thames. ...

Hanwell Asylum

Lying to the west of the River Brent and so actually in the precinct of Norwood, the Middlesex County Lunatic Asylum was commonly referred to as the Hanwell Asylum because it was closer to the centre of Hanwell than either Norwood or Southall. The asylum was opened in 1831 to house pauper lunatics. It became St Bernard's Hospital and has since become the St Bernard's wing of Ealing Hospital. Most of the original asylum still remains, with over half having been turned into flats and the rest remaining as a psychiatric hospital. The most interesting parts being the chapel and an entrance arch visible from the Uxbridge Road. A psychiatric hospital (also called at various places and times, mental hospital, mental ward, sanitarium or asylum) is a hospital specializing in the treatment of persons with mental illness. ... Leopold I 1831 (MDCCCXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Loonatics Unleashed Loonatics Unleashed is an animated series produced by Warner Bros. ... (1st Middlesex) County Asylum at Hanwell was built for the pauper insane and has evolved to become the West London Mental Health NHS Trust (WLMHT). ...

The Wharncliffe Viaduct

Carrying the Great Western Railway across the River Brent, the Wharncliffe Viaduct was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel The original Bristol Temple Meads station, first terminus of the GWR, is the building to the left of this picture The Great Western Railway (GWR) was a British railway company, linking South West England, the West Country and South Wales with London. ... Brunel before the launching of the Great Eastern. ...

Windmill and Lock

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Hanwell Flight of Locks

The Hanwell flight of six locks raises the Grand Union Canal by just over 53 ft and has been designated a Scheduled Ancient Monument by English Heritage.[4] At the top of the flight of locks towards Norwood Green is the Three Bridges designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. It is still often referred to locally as simply Windmill Bridge and is very close to the spot where the eponymous windmill once stood; attracting the attention of a local Brentford artist named Joseph Mallord William Turner. The canal at Braunston The Grand Union Canal is a canal in England and part of the British canal system. ... A Scheduled Ancient Monument is defined in the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 and the National Heritage Act 1983 of the United Kingdom government. ... Norwood Green is a place in the London Borough of Ealing. ... Brentford is a suburb in the London Borough of Hounslow at the confluence of the River Thames and the River Brent in South West London, situated approximately 8 miles (12. ... J. M. W. Turner, English landscape painter The fighting Temeraire tugged to her last berth to be broken up, painted 1839. ...

St Thomas The Apostle Church

St Thomas the Apostle Church was designed by architect Edward Maufe in preparation for his work on Guildford Cathedral and includes a sculpture by Eric Gill.[5] Sir Edward Brantwood Maufe was an English architect born 12th December 1883 in Ilkley. ... Guildford Cathedral claims to be the only cathedral to be built on a new site in the southern Province of England since the Reformation. Guildford was made a diocese in its own right in 1927, and work on its new cathedral, designed by Sir Edward Maufe, began nine years later. ... Arthur Eric Rowton Gill (February 22, 1882–November 17, 1940) was a British sculptor, typographer and engraver. ...

Hanwell Clock Tower

Hanwell clock

The art deco clock tower on Hanwell Broadway was unveiled on 7 May 1937 in celebration of the coronation of King George VI. The mayor at the time Frederick Woodward, said "I consider Hanwell one of the finest gateways to the city of London, and I cannot think of a more fitting place for the clock".[6] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Asheville City Hall. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions from 11 December 1936 until his death. ...

Other places of interest

  • Brent Lodge Park (known locally as "The Bunny Park").
  • Elthorne Park including a Sarsen stone displayed at the entrance.

Sarsen stones are sandstone blocks found on Salisbury Plain and elsewhere. ...

Famous Hanwell residents past and present

  • Rick Wakeman, keyboardist for the band, Yes. Although Wakeman never lived in Hanwell, he attended Drayton Manor Grammar School, on Drayton Bridge Road, leaving in 1966.
  • The Magic Numbers, indie-pop band.
  • Charlie Chaplin, actor.
  • Philip Jackson, actor.
  • John Conolly was superintendent at the Hanwell asylum between 1839 and 1844. He then ran a private asylum at Lawn House, Hanwell.
  • Derwent Coleridge distinguished scholar, author was rector at Hanwell.
  • Jim Marshall had a small shop in Hanwell where he started manufacturing and selling his world famous amplifiers. In an interview for Musicians Hotline Jim Marshall said "So many players came to my
    Jonas with his brolly
    Hanwell shop, it was almost like a rock and roll labor exchange because a lot of groups were formed there".[7]
  • Henry Corby, businessman and politician, born in 1806 at Hanwell, died 25 October 1881 at Belleville, Ontario, Canada.
  • Peter Crouch, footballer, was a former pupil of Drayton Manor High School.
  • Rock band Deep Purple rehearsed for their 1970 album Deep Purple in Rock in the Hanwell Community Centre and promotional photographs for the album were taken in the grounds.[8]
  • The Right Hon. Spencer Perceval: Lived at Elm Grove which he bought bought in 1808. He became the only British Prime Minister to get assassinated.[9]
  • Anna Brownell Jameson writer and feminist.
  • Freddie Frinton, comedian, is buried in Westminster Cemetery.
  • Al Bowlly, singer, is buried in Westminster Cemetery.
  • Jonas Hanway, writer, philanthropist and the first man to carry an umbrella in London is buried in the crypt of St Mary's Church.
  • Jimi Hendrix owned a house in Hanwell, but never lived in it.

Richard Christopher Wakeman (born May 18, 1949 in Perivale, London) is an English keyboard player best known as the keyboardist for progressive rock group Yes. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Drayton Manor High School, formerly Drayton Manor Grammar School, is a comprehensive school located in Hanwell, Ealing. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... The Magic Numbers are a four-piece band from England comprising two pairs of brother and sister who previously went to The Cardinal Wiseman Roman Catholic High School in Greenford. ... “Charles Chaplin” redirects here. ... Philip Jackson is an award winning British sculptor, noted for his modern style and emphasis on form. ... John Conolly (May 27, 1794 - March 5, 1866), English physician, was born at Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, of an Irish family. ... Derwent Coleridge (1800 - 1883), third child of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, was a distinguished scholar and author. ... Known as The Father Of Loud, James (Jim) Marshall continues to produce amplifiers with an iconic status. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Henry Corby Source: Library and Archives Canada Henry Corby (1806-October 25, 1881) was an Ontario businessman and political figure. ... Year 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Peter James Crouch (born January 30, 1981 in Macclesfield, Cheshire) is an English international football player, known affectionately as Crouchy to many fans. ... This article is about the rock band. ... Deep Purple in Rock is a hard rock album by Deep Purple released in 1970. ... Spencer Perceval (1 November 1762 – 11 May 1812) was a British statesman and Prime Minister. ... Anna Brownell Jameson (May 17, 1794 - March 17, 1860), British writer, was born in Dublin. ... Freddie Frinton, born Frederick Coo (or Bittener1) in Grimsby, Lincolnshire on 17 January 1909, died 16 October 1968 in London, was an English comedian who remains a household name in Germany for his performance of Dinner for One. ... Albert Allick Al Bowlly (January 7, 1890/1899(?)–April 17, 1941) was a popular singer in the United Kingdom during the 1930s, making more than 1,000 recordings between 1927 and 1941. ... Jonas Hanway (1712 – September 5, 1786), English traveller and philanthropist, was born at Portsmouth. ... “Parasol” redirects here. ... This article contains a trivia section. ...

The Hanwell Carnival

The Hanwell Carnival, which had existed up until World War II was resurrected in 1961 with the help of circus showman Billy Smart, Jr.[10] It is now a popular annual event with a procession of floats which travels from Brentside High School to Elthorne Park where a show arena hosts various events and local charities and organisations have stalls. There is also a music stage, a craft fair, a dog show and a funfair. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Big Top of Billy Smarts Circus Cambridge 2004. ... Billy Smart, Jr (15 October 1934 – 23 May 2005) was widely known in Britain as a circus performer and impresario. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... A travelling funfair has many attractions, including adult or thrill rides, childrens rides, and sideshows consisting of games of skill, strength, or luck. ...


In 1901 the first electric trams began to run along the Uxbridge Road causing the population of the village to expand. There are plans to reintroduce trams again in the form of the West London Tram scheme. As of 2006, there is great resistance to this and many of the residents have anti tram posters up in their window. The West London Tram is a proposed on-street light rail line running along the Uxbridge Road corridor in West London. ...

Nearest tube station

Boston Manor is a London Underground station in west London. ...

Nearest railway stations

Castle Bar Park station is in the London Borough of Ealing in west London, and is in Travelcard Zone 4. ... Drayton Green railway station is in the London Borough of Ealing in west London, and is in Travelcard Zone 4. ... Hanwell railway station is a railway station in Hanwell in the London Borough of Ealing. ...

Nearest places

Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Southall, UK. Southall Broadway, November 2005 Glassy Junction pub, November 2005 For people named Southall, see Southall (surname) Southall (Middlesex) is a London suburb in the London Borough of Ealing. ... Osterley is a place in the London Borough of Hounslow in South West London. ... Perivale is a place in west London in the London Borough of Ealing. ... Brentford is a suburb in the London Borough of Hounslow at the confluence of the River Thames and the River Brent in South West London, situated approximately 8 miles (12. ... Greenford, historically Greenford Magna, is a suburb in the London Borough of Ealing in west London, England. ... West Ealing is a place in the London Borough of Ealing in west London. ... Norwood Green is a place in the London Borough of Ealing. ...

External links

  • Hanwell: Introduction, A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 3: Shepperton, Staines, Stanwell, Sunbury, Teddington, Heston and Isleworth, Twickenham, Cowley, Cranford, West Drayton, Greenford, Hanwell, Harefield and Harlington (1962), pp. 220-24. Date accessed: 24 June 2006.
  • Hanwell History
  • Central London District Schools

Local Cemeteries

  • Hanwell Cemetery

Local sport clubs:

  • Hanwell Town Football Club


  1. ^ Higginbotham, Peter Central London School DistrictOxford University last accessed: September 2nd 2006
  2. ^ English Heritage entry for Hanwell Community Centre; accessed: September 2nd 2006
  3. ^ House of Commons Hansard Debates for 16 Jul 1990 accessed 8 September 2006
  4. ^ British Waterways Hanwell Flight of Locks accessed 8 September 2006
  5. ^ St Thomas The Apostle, Hanwell Our Building accessed 8 September 2006
  6. ^ London Borough of Ealing Hanwell Clock Tower accessed 8 September 2006
  7. ^ Musicians Hotline interview with Jim Marshall accessed: September 30 2006
  8. ^ Deep Purple Appreciation Society Deep Purple A-Z accessed: September 8 2006
  9. ^ Neaves, Cyrill (1971). A history of Greater Ealing. United Kingdom: S. R. Publishers, p95. ISBN 0-85409-679-5. 
  10. ^ Hanwell Carnival - A Short History. Retrieved on 2007-01-30.
  11. ^ English Heritage entry for Hanwell Station accessed: September 2nd 2006

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