West Acton is a district in the Metropolitan region of London, England. In the London Borough of Ealing, it is a part of Acton.
The area is a leafy one with a lot of big, beautiful Edwardian style homes. Each is slightly different from the next door house as well. Both the houses’ internal and external architectures are fantastic. The area has a good sense of community feeling. It is well connected, with various means of transport, including Central, District, and Piccadilly, so I am rarely late for work. love it! I am very glad to have discovered it by accident.
Middlesex maps of John Cary, drawn in 1786, reveal that there are no settlements between these two places-East of Horn Lane-between Tile Kiln House and Fryes Place. Ten years after the West Lodge was erected, the Uxbridge Road section of the Lodge was built. A map from 1805 shows Sir Harry Featherstonehaugh’s fields north of the city.
James Thorne commented in 1876 that mostly, if not all, of Acton had already succumbed to the bricks and mortar, but a “few pretty lanes” could still be found to the west.
In the first decade of the 20th century, semidetached houses began to be constructed on the West Lodge estate, near Ealing. Standing still, the lodge is now used for office purposes. The 1920s marked a time of improvement in communication, which had a significant impact on the area.
Britain’s Western Avenue made London easily accessible by road by 1923 with the opening of the newly extended Central Line.
Research on prehistoric settlements has led to a variety of finds. The site begins at the northern end of Churchfield Road with a concentration of Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic flint artifacts, flakes and cores. In the area surrounding Mill Hill Park, an axe, urns and cremated bone from the Bronze Age Deverel-Rimbury or Middle Stone Age have been found, as well as an Iron Age pot fragment. Near Bollo Lane, there were also traces of ancient coins. In the same area is a Roman ditch, and to the northwest of Springfield Gardens is a large hoard. The parish was heavily wooded in the middle ages. Old Oak Common, one of London’s largest woods, was burned in the 17th century. Even this is not the only instance of woodland burning in the area.
Check Noel Park Area