Uxbridge, Hillingdon

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Uxbridge is a settlement in Hillingdon, Hillingdon

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Uxbridge within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Uxbridge in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Uxbridge, market town and township, Hillingdon par., Middlesex, on W. border of co. and on river Colne, 16 miles NW. of London by rail - township, 99 ac., pop. 3346; town (containing also part of Hillingdon township and part of Cowley par.), 496 ac., pop. 7669; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-days, Thursday and Saturday. Uxbridge is supposed to have been founded by Alfred, and was the scene of negotiations between Charles I. and the Parliament in 1645. It is well built, and contains an ancient church and a spacious corn exchange. Iron-founding, brick-making, and brewing are carried on, and there is an extensive traffic in corn and flour. Uxbridge gives the title of earl to the Marquis of Anglesey.

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