If you are thinking of moving to the London Borough of Hounslow or the Hounslow area or visiting it then we hope you find our view and review of the Hounslow area interesting.
We are surveyors, so our view of Hounslow may be a bit property biased, but would you expect us to be anything else but property biased! We carry out surveys all over London , including building surveys, structural surveys, engineers reports, of course we are happy to carry them out in Hounslow and the Hounslow area. We have tried to put other interesting non-property facts about Hounslow and the Hounslow area, many of which we don't think you will find anywhere else on the Internet.
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Hounslow, a bit of fun
If you can read these articles in the sprit they were written; that they were written for people that don't know the area. We would be more than happy to add any comments from the Hounslow area and also comments from Hounslow locals who feel that we've missed out any important facts, or indeed if any of the facts we have put down are not accurate.
Where in London is Hounslow?
Hounslow is in West London, or to be more accurate, west part of Central London .
We carry out surveys, structural surveys and building surveys on all sorts of buildings all over London and we have carried out lots in the Hounslow area.
A bit further afield
Surrounding and neighbouring areas include Hillingdon, Ealing Hammersmith Fulham and Brent. Hounslow is like many London suburbs, made up of many areas, or London villages for want of a better term. These include areas of Heathrow such as Hatton and Feltham, Brentford Isleworth and Chiswick, Chiswick high street, of course, is located in the area, as are parts of Hammersmith and Heathrow!
Thanks to Google Maps for help with this information.
Ways to travel in the Hounslow area
As with most areas of London there is a good road system, with the duel carriageway on the A4, A312, A205, A40 and M4 providing access in and out of parts of London, which also goes past the West end of London and parts of the South West of London.
By railway and tube
It has the following rail links and tube links provided by the Piccadilly Line and South West Trains and is very busy at every station!
This area is also covered by the excellent Google Street View, where you can literally walk along the road.
Interesting facts we know about the Hounslow area
Interesting fact about Hounslow number one
Hounslow has survived over the years, due to its development of transport. This has been apparent since the 13 th Century when it started to develop (surveys of the area show how important coaches and railways were).
Interesting fact about Hounslow number two
There is a famous church on its local high street known as the Holy Trinity. This contains two statues on its frontage of Renaissance style.
Interesting fact about Hounslow number three
Hounslow has a market, known as The Priory, which, rumour has it, earned income to pay for soldiers who were captured during crusades. This was from duties which were also charged for goods to pay for building the Manor House in the town!
Interesting fact about Hounslow number four
Surveys show that a major shift for the development of the area was the Golden mile' known as the Great West Road where in the post war period many factories developed, offices etc, only 13 miles from the West End of London.
Interesting fact about Hounslow number five
Hounslow Heath used to be notorious for highwaymen, with many highwaymen ending up on the gallows!
Hounslow is the main town in the London Borough of Hounslow.
Hounslow grew up through the years alongside the Great Western Road .
Hounslow once housed a monastery, which was dissolved by Henry VIII during the dissolution of the monasteries in 1539.
Famous people that were born, have lived, or are living in Hounslow
There are many famous residents and ex-residents of the Hounslow area, mainly because the City of London is just up the road. We also heard a rumour that Camille Pissarro and even Vincent Van Gogh lived in this area, and that famous artists such as William Hogarth lived in the Hogarth House, now a museum which contains many of his old collections.
Famous buildings we have not surveyed!
There are many manor houses in Hounslow, which are all worth a visit and show of tremendous design that provides in an insight into traditional materials and workmanship used. These include Osterley, Gunnersbury, Syon, Chiswick and Gunnersbury Houses.
Unfortunately we haven't been able to come up with any other really famous buildings in the Hounslow area, so anyone who knows any please phone or e-mail us, we are sure we can sort out some sort of prize.
We would add that as with many areas of London it has a mass of Victorian and Georgian houses, which may up the majority of the housing stock in the area, with some newer developments for the after war building took place, replacing bomb damaged houses and some housing with 1960 post-war built houses. We are more than happy to carry out building surveys, structural surveys, engineers reports on these properties to give you a clear idea of any problems that you may be buying when you buy your new house.
Things to do in Hounslow
The small pubs which were formerly known as Inns are based along the Southern boundary of the river Thames in areas such as Strand on Green, Chiswick Mall and Old Isleworth, (why not experience fresh air and lovely winds here while drinking a pint and taking a walk)? Similar to this there are a variety of open parks, heritage attractions and open country parks and riverside areas to experience!
If you truly do want an independent expert opinion from a surveyor with regard to valuations, mortgages, mortgage companies, surveys, building surveys, structural reports, engineers reports, specific defects report, structural surveys, home buyers reports or any other property matters please contact 0800 298 5424 for a surveyor to give you a call back.
Commercial property independent surveyors advice
If you have a commercial property, whether it is freehold or leasehold then sooner or later you may get involved with dilapidation claims. You may wish to look at our Dilapidations Website at www.DilapsHelp.com and for Disputes go to our Disputes Help site www.DisputesHelp.com .
We hope you found the article of use and if you have any experiences that you feel should be added to this article that would benefit others, or you feel that some of the information that we have put is wrong then please do not hesitate to contact us (we are only human).
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