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Uxbridge, Hillingdon

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Uxbridge, Hillingdon

Uxbridge is a large town located in west London, England and is the administrative headquarters of the London Borough of Hillingdon. It forms part of the ceremonial county of Greater London. It is located 15 miles west-northwest of Charing Cross and is one of the major metropolitan centres identified in the London Plan. It historically formed part of the parish of Hillingdon in the county of Middlesex and was a significant local commercial centre from an early time.
Administrative CountyHillingdon
Traditional CountyMiddlesex
OS GridTQ0583
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityMetropolitan
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Ambulance AuthorityLondon
Dialling code01895

Other names by which Uxbridge, Hillingdon has been known in the past

Oxeburge ~ Waxbreuge ~ Woxbridge ~ Woxebrugge

Uxbridge, Hillingdon in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

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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