Frayslea, UB8

Road is in an area which may have existed since the nineteenth century or before with most of the buildings dating from the 2000s

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Frayslea, UB8

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Road · Uxbridge · UB8 ·
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2020
A street within the UB8 postcode




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Bettles Close, UB8 A street within the UB8 postcode
Bridge Road, UB8 Bridge Road is one of the streets of London in the UB8 postal area.
Burness Close, UB8 Burness Close is a road in the UB8 postcode area
Caxton Drive, UB8 Caxton Drive is one of the streets of London in the UB8 postal area.
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Chiltern View Road, UB8 Chiltern View Road is one of the streets of London in the UB8 postal area.
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Church Lane, UB8 Church Lane is one of the streets of London in the UB8 postal area.
Cleveland Road, UB8 Cleveland Road is one of the streets of London in the UB8 postal area.
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Cowley Business Park, UB8 Cowley Business Park is one of the streets of London in the UB8 postal area.
Cowley Mill Road, UB8 Cowley Mill Road is one of the streets of London in the UB8 postal area.
Cowley Road, UB8 Cowley Road is one of the streets of London in the UB8 postal area.
Culvert Lane, UB8 Culvert Lane is a road in the UB8 postcode area
Derby Road, UB8 Derby Road is one of the streets of London in the UB8 postal area.
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Elthorne Road, UB8 Elthorne Road is one of the streets of London in the UB8 postal area.
Enfield Close, UB8 Enfield Close is one of the streets of London in the UB8 postal area.
Ferndale Crescent, UB8 Ferndale Crescent is one of the streets of London in the UB8 postal area.
Frays Lea, UB8 Frays Lea is one of the streets of London in the UB8 postal area.
Gazelle Buildings, UB8 A street within the UB8 postcode
Glebe Road, UB8 A street within the UB8 postcode
Harmondsworth, UB7 A street within the UB7 postcode
Hogarth Close, UB8 Hogarth Close is a road in the UB8 postcode area
Isambard Close, UB8 Isambard Close is a road in the UB8 postcode area
Kew Close, UB8 A street within the UB8 postcode
Kings Road, UB8 A street within the UB8 postcode
King’s Road Road in Cowley
King’s Road, UB8 King’s Road is a road in the UB8 postcode area
Medman Close, UB8 A street within the UB8 postcode
Mill Avenue, UB8 Mill Avenue is one of the streets of London in the UB8 postal area.
Mill Bridge Place, UB8 Mill Bridge Place is a road in the UB8 postcode area
Millennium Close, UB8 Millennium Close is a road in the UB8 postcode area
Norton Road, UB8 Norton Road is a road in the UB8 postcode area
Orchard Waye, UB8 Orchard Waye is one of the streets of London in the UB8 postal area.
Queens Road, UB8 A street within the UB8 postcode
Queen’s Road A description needs to be added to this location.
Queen’s Road, UB8 Queen’s Road is a road in the UB8 postcode area
Rabbs Mill House, UB8 A street within the UB8 postcode
Rear Of 84 Cowley Mill Road, UB8 A street within the UB8 postcode
Rosedene Mews, UB8 A street within the UB8 postcode
Salisbury Road, UB8 Salisbury Road is one of the streets of London in the UB8 postal area.
Sarum Complex, UB8 Sarum Complex is one of the streets of London in the UB8 postal area.
Spencer Close, UB8 Spencer Close is a road in the UB8 postcode area
Stanley Close, UB8 A street within the UB8 postcode
Stirling Close, UB8 Stirling Close is a road in the UB8 postcode area
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The Greenway, UB8 The Greenway is one of the streets of London in the UB8 postal area.
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Union Buildings, UB8 Union Buildings is one of the streets of London in the UB8 postal area.
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Walford Road, UB8 Walford Road is one of the streets of London in the UB8 postal area.
Wallingford Road, UB8 Wallingford Road is one of the streets of London in the UB8 postal area.
Waterloo Road, UB8 Waterloo Road is one of the streets of London in the UB8 postal area.
Wescott Way, UB8 Wescott Way is one of the streets of London in the UB8 postal area.
West Spur Road, UB8 West Spur Road is a road in the UB8 postcode area
Whitehall Road, UB8 Whitehall Road is one of the streets of London in the UB8 postal area.


Uxbridge

Uxbridge, a Middlesex market town, lies at the end of the Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines.


The name is derived from "Wuxen Bridge" which was likely to have been near the bottom of Oxford Road where the "Swan and Bottle" now stands. The Wuxen were a seventh-century Saxon tribe.

The town centre today comprises large retail outlets and major office buildings, including the main European offices of several international companies. Uxbridge is also the home of Brunel University and the civic centre of the London Borough of Hillingdon. The civic centre is an award-winning building designed at the peak of the 1980s trend towards a new, postmodernist architectural style. Adjoining the town is RAF Uxbridge, where many Royal Air Force personnel are based. It was from here that much of the Battle of Britain was controlled by 11 Group.

Archaeologists found Bronze age remains (before 700 BC) and medieval remains when the new shopping mall The Chimes was being built. Two miles away at Denham Upper Paleolithic remains have been found.

Uxbridge is not mentioned in the Domesday Book of the 11th century, but a hundred years later the existing church, St Margaret’s, was built. The existing pub, "The Queens Head", has a sign depicting Anne Boleyn, wife of Henry VIII. The pub was previously called "The Axe" and possibly dates from the 1540’s. A tunnel connects the pub to the church. At the bottom of Windsor Street there is a cemetery with an archway. It was here on Lynch Green that three heretics were burned to death in 1555. Foxe’s Book of Martyrs gives the names as John Denley, Robert Smith and Patrick Packingham, but other sources call the last one Patrick Rockingham. He was found guilty of denying the trinity.

Under Elizabeth I, Roman Catholics were subject to severe constraints. Edmund Campion was a Catholic priest, trained in Douai, to give covert support to Catholics. He travelled around England on horseback, giving sermons in secret and pretending to be a diamond merchant. In 1580 he came to Uxbridge and hid for a couple of weeks, in a house owned by William Catesby. In 1581 Campion was caught. He was hanged, drawn and quartered in London. The 40 or so Catholics who died in this period are called the "Douai martyrs" which is also the name of the local Catholic secondary school, in Ickenham.

In 1605 the Gunpowder Plot was uncovered. The flamboyant six-foot leader, Robert Catesby (son of William), escaped and hid in his house in Uxbridge. He was later shot. There were negotiations between Charles I and the Parliamentary side in Uxbridge, January 30 to February 22 1645, commemorated in the name of a local pub and restaurant, the Crown and Treaty. This latter is on the A4020 Oxford Road where it leaves the town, at the canal overbridge.

The covered market was built in 1788, but the previous building was about twice as big, creating big problems for traffic.

The former Grand Junction Canal now Grand Union Canal, which connects London with Birmingham, passes immediately to the west of Uxbridge, and forms the borough boundary. The first stretch was built in the late eighteenth century from Brentford to Uxbridge. Further upsteam is Uxbridge Lock, and nearby is a flour mill belonging to Allied Mills. This was bought in the nineteenth century by a Mister King, who called it "Kingsmill". This brand name is still one of the best-selling bread-makers in the UK.

In the early 19th century, Uxbridge had an unsavoury reputation. The jurist William Arabin said of it residents "They will steal the very teeth out of your mouth as you walk through the streets. I know it from experience."

In the 1930s George Orwell was a teacher at Frays College, now Frays Adult Education Centre. His novel A Clergyman’s Daughter was based on his experiences there.

For about 200 years most of London’s flour was produced in the Uxbridge area. There were also breweries, but the last one was closed down in the 1930s. Near here Ellen Terry the Shakespearean actress spent her final years, as a pub landlady.

There were once three railway stations - Uxbridge Vine Street (originally just Uxbridge Station), Uxbridge High Street, and Uxbridge Belmont Road. All three have now closed. The line formerly to Belmont Road now terminates at the present station, Uxbridge, fronting the pedestrianised High Street, and is served by the Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines from Rayners Lane.


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